Glad to hear you finally got the guitar!
You know, I'd totally forgotten about it until now, but when I got my 1680, the nuts on two of the tuners were loose, and one of the screws that holds the locking nut down was also loose. *I was also surprised by this on a guitar from Ibanez' 'flagship' line. *But tht guitar's been my favorite ever since I got it, so much so that I hadn't even thought about those minor issues until now.
I think it's also important to consider these guitars, while being some of Ibanez' best, come in well under the price of, say, the cheapest PRS. *And I had to mod my PRS to get it to a point where I even liked it. (new tuners)
I guess what I'm saying is, if they're going to get something wrong, at least it's the easily-correctable stuff. *It does suck to have to tweak a brand new guitar of that caliber, but at least you'll still have a guitar you can love for a long time afterwards.
Man, that must be one SWEET looking guitar! *The pics they sent you looked damn good, so if it's better, it must really be something!