My FLGS didn't have any on display, so I asked when they would get them in. The assistant said that they had them, but the release date was tomorrow - he then said that he would double check, realised his mistake, and opened up a box for me. I took three for my group
I picked up mine last night on my way home from work.
First impressions: its a big book, heavy. Colors and artwork are stunning. I decided to carefully inpspect my copy for those error prints that have been mentioned in some of the reviews here, Im happy to report that my copy is perfect.
No smudging of ink, no loose binding, no faded pages.
I think this is the best MM that has been released for D&D any edition.
Now IM going to read it.