take my money! period. this record is the first album that really blew my mind in terms of quality, and at that point i've never heard anything like it before.
With that said, $14 SHIPPING IS BULLSHIT :(
I feel the same exact way as you do. I saw the video for Obstacle 1 on mtv2 one day and immediately drove to buy the cd. It was also one of the first vinyl's I ever bought. As much as i hate $14 shipping it seems worth it for all that comes with it. I was hoping the shipping would be cheaper and not a complete rip off like MerchNow does as well.