I am new to the group, but have been monitoring it for some time now because we also are in the market for a new minivan. The posts have been most helpful in our decision. We will be placing an order soon for an Odyssey given that we have our second child on the way. In talking to the dealer, he informed me that the EX-L RES model was being built only in Canada and thus explains the delay (6-8weeks). I don't know if this is true or common knowledge, but wanted to pass it on to the rest of the group.