Wow, this is awesome news! Like someone else mentioned, I'm in IT as well, so I have crimpers and work with wiring from time to time. I'm also willing to be a guinea pig. If you guys are going to meet soon around the northern NJ area, I'm definitely game!
And to whomever was asking, get the HUD. It is well worth it. Once you go HUD, you won't go back.
PCD on 9/6/2011: 2011 550i, DSB, black/oyster. Prem 2, Conv, Ventilated, HUD, Sport, DHP, SAT