Don't worry, mate. The watch is worth the wait. I've had mine since 2006. It's a great watch!
Yes, you are quite right! This will be my only 'big' watch purchase this year; I've thinking of beginning to buy less but better (read: expensive) watches from now on. Mind you, I might indulge in the occasional affordable timepiece to scratch an itch (read here: Seiko Orange Monster and SKX009), but I think in the long run, researching, saving up and plunging to buy one desirable watch might be more rewardable than buying all the affordable that comes my way - a little like with clothing.
That said, I can't wait to get my hands on the SMP!