Just an update, I ordered directly from Aksys on 10/26 for $20 via Paypal with free shipping. Game arrived yesterday (10/30). Cheaper is certainly better, but $20 new from the publisher themselves isn't bad at all for anyone who still wants it.
Yeah I'd say a few bucks extra for a game like this and you wont regret it a bit. $20 is still a deal. Just buy it (assuming you like the genre).