this is what you get when you incessantly complain about the quality of products on woot: a product that isn't even in the same league and what they normally hawk.
and yeah, you compromise a little performance by getting the LT, but a gaming laptop is a great thing to have if you're a gamer who's on the road a lot or if you're going to bring your own computer conventions like quake-con where you have to wait in line for hours and hours and move 4-5 feet every few minutes. I'll never bring a desktop with me to one of those ever again.
and it isn't the name you're paying the extra dough for with AW, it's the LEDs and such built into the case. it's not free to do that you know. If you want a portable computer with decent performance and a 'oooooh, ahhh' factor, and you've got the money to shell out some big cash, go for it. This price is out of my league though.
on a side note, I work with dells at the store every day, they are mainly what we deal with, and while mostly it's not the consumer products but the ones intended for businesses we deal with, I can personally attest to the durability and accessibility of the hardware in them. You can completely disassemble any latitude d, e, and m series with a little Phillips-head and put it back together in a few minutes with only minimal experience with laptops. Much more accessable than some others like HPs, acers, and Lenovos, though i do have to give kudos to Asus as well.