I actually ordered the purple from a marketplace seller I saw on Amazon (Traveling Tikes, I think) for $200 because my wife wanted that color and I hadn't been able to find a different color at a large enough discount to be worthwhile. They called the next day and said we don't have purple, you have 3 options. Cancel the order, take orange, or wait a few weeks and we'll give you the 2012 model (priced $50 more than 2011 model) in purple for the same price. So while I'm sure the 2012 changes aren't anything crazy, I fell like I got pretty good value getting the newer model and the color my wife wanted.
amazon matched the price on red and orange with no tax and free shipping
Only the orange is still available at $150. But don't orders from Amazon get charged tax (at least to NY)?