I think its hard to find critical opinions at CES because the rooms are generally not ideal, and the 3.7's were everywhere this time. I think about 7-8 pairs at Thiel, Simaudio, and a couple others.
We should be getting the first pair in San Diego and I am hoping to receive them very soon. Obviously I will do a thorough report.
From what Im told the final production model is not 100% identical to the CES one as well so sonic changes might take place. Jim Thiel is absolutely a perfectionist with any Thiel product. The suspense is killing me, and I imagine a lot of other people!
I would search over at audioasylum.com
audiogon.com in the "forum" section
Hopefully youll find some good opinions.