Now we will need to compare the E-510 with the EOS 40D and of course two new Canon kit lenses with image stabilization.
Well I don't think so, comparing the E-510 with the 40D is like comparing apples and oranges. They are both in a totalty different segment. If you want to compare anything you should wait for the E-3 and put it next to the 40D
I wonder what the discounted prices will be by late November?
Not much different than the initial SRP, although I think if you're in the market for an E-400/E-500 or 30D you'll can get some discount. (old inventory which they will try to sell in slow season, just before X-mas)