Thanks - just ordered one from Newark. BTW if you do order from Newark, select USPS Priority rather than the default shipping method and you'll get it faster and cheaper (for me it was $5.82 vs. $8.93, and in most cases USPS Priority is usually only 2 days).No it's not....
Living in USA - check newark.com -> LPT42 - 231 units available
Living in UK - check uk.farnell.com -> LPT42 - over 900 units in stock (!!!)
PS: I carried my old axefx standard with me for the last (almost five) years - never had a single issue. You can't tell - electronics are electronics.