Figured I start a thread to keep my ramblings on the matter somewhat contained.
As a brief recount, I bought the quad Jan 8th, 2011. As of today I have 267.2 miles/20:36 hours on it. So far I've used it on one tree job and took it on 2 "organized" (with other people) rides last weekend.
Here it is the day I bought it:
And here it is after its last bath this past week, minus the oodles of warning stickers: