ok, who wants to hear some bad news?!
Well, after my inital OMG-THE-LIGHT-FIXTURE-IS-HERE party and second investigation of the fixture I actually noticed some damage on it. ALSO, the acrylic screen it came with was TOTALY scratched.
Dunno how I could not have noticed it first, must have been TOO happy.
I'm kinda PO now, sent marinedepot.com an email with pictures attached and my bf called them (and they asked for pictures)
The fixture has scratches, dents etc.. it looks more refurbished and pre-used than brand-new