I had an '03 Pathfinder SE, and LOVED it. I got the brochure for the '05 Path from Nissan back in July, and decided I just HAD to have one. We need the third row seats.
My dealer told me it wouldn't be in until December or January. I have relatives moving in soon, so we needed the space - so we bought our Armada. A week after I took delivery of my new Armada - there was an '05 Pathfinder sitting on the lot.
I'd say it all worked out OK - I'm very happy with my Armada. I will miss the "zippiness" of the Pathfinder though!