Arrived today, a G-9000-8VDR, known as the stormtrooper model.
My initial impressions are very positive, and I like it a lot. The backlight is brilliant (dual illuminator), the display is easy to read, the watch is comfortable on my tiny 6.4" wrists, and I love the colour. It is a lot smaller than I was expecting, being only slightly bigger than my GW-M5600 and G-7710 but this is fine for me . The buttons are hard to depress, as stated by other people on the mudman series, so no surprises there, and I figure it will get better in time. It all seems of good quality, as always expected with G's and the strap seems confortable during the time I have worn it so far, and I like the dual holes as well, mainly for aesthetic reasons though.
This watch will be tested also when I go skiing later this month, and will likely be my main watch for the trip. Here's a few pics of the watch and the cardboard box it came in (from Hong Kong). All my other G's have come in a round tin, but I think this is a regional thing.
I'll take some good pictures as and when I can, but this is what I have for now