Stick to your preference. May you achieve great results with it.
My cousin just brought a 5D from States. He feels that the exchange rate is all time low now and hence he quickly brought a 5D on-line and requested his college to bring back to Singapore in April. ( 100 USD = 139 Sing Dollars. )
good luck and enjoy
FYI, this lens are one of the choice for Professional photographers in Singapore. Talking about big names who appeared in magazines.