I am lucky enough to have 2 lego stores close by, and went in to one (Tysons VA) on Monday looking for this set and they didn't have it, so I bought a Jester and left. I went in my other one (Woodbridge VA) and they didn't have it either, so I did that "order it online while in the store and get free shipping" thing. At both stores employees told me they thought it was already retired, but when we checked the web in the second store it was still listed as in stock, so I ordered it. If you're looking to get this one, I'd recommend doing it soon before they totally disappear!
We are such stuff as manure is made of, so let's drink up and forget it... -Eugiene O'Neill