First I'd like to say thanks to the posters in the forum as I used this as a resource when deciding on a new watch. I have worn Casios on and off for more than 20 years but haven't had a G-Shock in a few years.
For Canadian readers I am happy to say that I picked up the GW9010 Mudman from Sears for $117 plus tax. That's cheaper than any website deals I found and no duty / waiting etc. It came with a snazzy tin can.
I suspect this won't be my last G. I regretted giving away my last one a few years ago to a watchless friend when I got another watch. (regretted it even more when I never saw him wear it)