Sorry for the new thread, I just felt this should be known and not get lost in one of the other threads.
I just called Costco after having regrets about pre-ordering through HP. I asked about the 2 year warrenty, if it would cover drops/water damage or if it was hardware only. The employee then told me that tablets are NOT covered with this two year warrenty and it's because they dont consider it a computer under the current policy. So the only warrenty you would get is a standard warrenty through HP.
So i kept my pre-order with HP and just removed the Touchstone (saved near $100). I'm going through amazon instead.
Hope this helps anyone looking where to buy...