Reader Stuart Mazz e-mailed me with the latest news from R. L. Allan about the availability of the updated text in their ESV offerings. It looks like June 2008 is the sweet spot:
"I read on the review of Allan’s ESV Tan Goatskin that the new edition would be out in 2008… I just got off the phone with Allan’s & they told me I should probably wait till June 2008 if I wanted the latest version that will be exactly the same as the one they offer now only it will be the updated version! Thought you might like to let your readers know."
So for those of you itching to get an Allan's ESV, but holding out for the updated text, it looks like you have about seven months to wait. If I hear anything more, I'll pass it along.