Hey, good news! If you’re one of the many people having problems installing Lion on a clean machine, Lion USB media is now shipping!
The slim USB disk costs $69, and is a premium alternative for those who won’t (or can’t) go the Mac App Store route.
Before you buy one, though, know that you may be eligible to receive one for free if you’re having no luck using Lion’s built-in recovery tools. Call Apple Support.
In addition, Apple’s released an official tool that makes creating your own USB disk key for Lion reinstalls just stupidly easy.