I am attempting to send it back. The bad news is I purchased it off Ebay, and it will take time to ship it back and deal with the refund process. The worse news is I bought it as an early birthday gift for myself and I just got a quad rest and a new sight and will have to wait another week or two for a replacement bow. Thanks for all of y'alls input.
Did you pay 2012 price 599 ? if not I would not worry about it and just get a cable slide from martin you would be good to go.
Mechanically there is no difference between 2011 and 2012 except that the 2011 will not accept an STS (rear mount). The 2012 comes with the carbon STS. So there is a difference. All depends on how anal you are about such things. If shipping costs isn't an issue I would work it out and return the bow for a 2012 model. You didn't get what you paid for.
Being anal about such things is an understatement. I will be shipping it back.