Aaaaaand we're back.
I unpacked it earlier today and it was in pristine, shiny condition. All the wheels were fine and it was packed well with padding, tape closing the vents, all the parts were there etc. It's slated for my upstairs office, but before I lugged it upstairs I tried it out without the hose attached in my dining room. There was a little "beep" when I plugged it in so I knew it was alive. There was a sticker saying that the compressor might not come on right away after a power failure so I waited a few minutes before trying to turn it on.
And nothing. No beep, no display no nothing. I unplugged it and replugged it it in and waited another three minutes. Nothing. I was a little disturbed, but no panicking, so I went upstairs for a cup of coffee and to read the manual.
After I finished my cup of coffee, I went back downstairs and tried it again. It fired right up, compressor kicked in and it was purring away. I probably just didn't wait long enough after a period of no power for the unit to try to start it.
I think it is pretty darn quiet for an air conditioner. It was blowing cool air out the front and hot air was exhausting out the back so I think it will be fine.
If I have a complaint, it would be the "accessories" are all in white. The hose, the window guard, etc. the remote even. I'm going to try to find some sort of plastic paint and maybe make the parts black later.