Michael, I strongly the reason you didn't get your 828 until very recently is they have had horrible QA problems with the camera. A glance at the DPReview Sony forum is full of people with complaints.
Many of the early purchasers have horrible CA issues at the full wide and full telephoto ends of the lens. Some seem to have much better samples. I'm hoping you got a good one.
I got mine Thursday night and took it for a weekend shoot in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. I really like the camera, but my unit has horrific CA at the extreme focal lengths, even stopped down fully. Got an RMA tonight and I'm sending it back as soon as I can find a shipping place that's open.
I found the resolution and detail very strong and love the colors. Made my best prints ever after correcting out the nasty purple CA. I'm definitely picking up another if/when I can find one where the CA is under control.
Looking forward to seeing what your experience is.