i finally bought them, and they arrived yesterday. i'm actually rather impressed with the new bowie. just as with Heathen, I was dismayed at the samples that were provided by bowienet, and then impressed when i was actually able to listen to the full album.
also, the new primus is pretty rockin, and the dvd of their videos is excellent and has mucho live footage and other nice tidbits they put together. enjoying them both very much.