Seems like a very nice pistol. That might be the only Beretta I would purchase.
I like the idea of interchangeable back straps like the Walther.
There's a lot of question about when it will be available...probably not until the fall.
My last purchase was a Beretta 92G (decocker-only police model) and I really like it. Pics are on my web site, here: http://users.adelphia.net/~navy87guy/beretta92g.html
I may even end up using it for the IPSC/IDPA class I'm taking. I've been a very "Weaver-esque" shooter and this class really emphasizes the isoceles stance. So I had to change my grip to the one the IDPASteyr taught in his tutorial. I took my Walther, Beretta and CZ to the range to see which one I shot the best and the Beretta drilled the center out of the target! (I don't have a holster for my Steyr yet...but don't worry, it will find it's way into competition in the near future!)
I wanted a Beretta because that's what we're given to use on the ship. If I practice, maybe I can teach my sailors a thing or two about shooting!