re sharpening - i just applied my usual minimal USM to cope with the scanners inherent softness - same as I do to all scans, so they have not been deceptively sharpened.
@Lensman_nh - I should try all the usual ILFORD dealers. I'm not sure on the availability at the moment. I think the first production run of 1000 sold out from ILFORD's warehouse in under a week, but some of those did go on to re-sellers. The UK got an earlier release date than the US too.