Ordered this online a couple of weeks ago, and got it last week. I got a 20% off code for TRU, for it was only $55 or so. Tolerable but still expensive.
Regarding the ship, it's very cool looking to be sure. The longer doors add to the accuracy of the model, and the opening hatches near the cockpit are nice touches. The extra missile launchers are awesome, and it's cool that the rockets under the wings are extra ammunition for the launchers. The Salacious Crumb nose art definitely makes the ship.
Now, do I want to see this again? No. I hope Hasbro drops these new changes for future RGS releases, unless they make a totally new sculpt. It's not so much the "extra firepower" or the side doors that I dislike, but rather the elongated troop bay doors. You can't fit as many figures in the ship, and it's much harder to place them in the toy. Plus, you can't see any of the toys you put in. The worst mistake made by Hasbro on this Gunship is the inability of the Geonosis Assault turrets to connect while the doors are closed. Just a simple gap in the plastic on each door would have been a great improvement.
This is a cool ship, but hasbro did more to hurt the playability than help it. The longer doors seem about as smart as gluing down the main hatch to the AT-TE, or sealing up one of the main doors on the Turbo Tank. You can still put toys in the ship, it would just be a lot more difficult.