I would be carefully mention prices. A small calculation for you:
1400 igg price, that will be 100-200 more expensive in the shop like it was mentioned somewhere else.
About 120 for shipping and tax. The pen not included, so another 60 for that. That goes way near 2k if you include the supplies. And regarding supplies, it is more likely you get more for surface than for the V. And that for a device which I have to send through half Europe if there is something with it. That would be about 2 weeks minimum vs a device I could give my retailer next door and I would have it back at maximum a week.
I am a very critical person and all I read about the prototype testing let me have a bad feeling in my stomach. So if I find a good offer for the surface right now I have to admit I am more likely to buy that, even if it is a bit more expensive. Would be interesting if the devices come about the same time if someone will compare them directly. Right now I didn’t choose one or another. That decision will be in August, if the V is released till then xD