I figured it was a new way to solicit Beta testers. No invite here either.No invite Yet. Just do not think its worth $200. I would probably jump at $99. I do not think it was a good idea to do the invite system. Unless everyone that requested one will get an invite you will have some upset Prime Members.
Since mine is a Christmas gift, it remains un-opened in the box, but $100 seemed to be about the right price point too, assuming there aren't more features coming.Had my echo for about a week. It's pretty neat and fun but really not worth more than $100 in my opinion.
Sound is pretty good and the responsiveness is impressive. The customizations are nice