P.S. There is rumors floating around of a new version of google earth coming out, that will change and update on a regular basis. Meaning that you could scan the coast of some country one day, and it could be flat, but the next day you could go back, look at the same coastline and it will be huge, because the screenshot updated on a day where the waves were good. And not only will the screenshots update all the time, but the whole world will be mapped in high bandwidth. Meaning there will be no spots where you cannot zoom in all the way.
If rumors are true, than the $1000 asking price which I have also heard of for the latest version might not be so outlandish. Hell I'm gonna buy it, Im a google earth fiend!!!