It's not like I work for Microsoft or anything *ahem*. Awesome to hear that you decided on ASUS, as I am also an ASUS user. I guess the good thing is that you don't have to wait until Black Friday to buy from Tiger Direct. It'll probably be sold out within a few hours.
Yes, I do plan on getting an SSD. The G75 has 2 bays, and I believe the MS store uses one 1TB HDD, so the other one should be empty. But if not, I guess I can live with 256GB SSD + 500GB HDD also.