This is THE phone that would keep me with Verizon!
My "upgrade" is up around Mayish which is probably the soonest it would launch (but who knows). Can't imagine VZW would allow sale through the Play Store, but who knows. Crazier things have happened, like the um, Galaxy Nexus.
Here's a link to all the tagged X articles on Droid-Life for those who want to get up to date on the rumors:
X Phone – Droid Life
BTW, Chief, you may be getting a little ahead of yourself by proclaiming it the "Epic" thread.
But, let's hope it gets there.