To those who have been asking about the status of my SL inventory loss (last Friday, a number of us experienced total inventory loss), I am happy to say that I am largely back in business. As far as I can tell at an initial review, it looks like LL managed to recover everything except for textures in my Textures folder which had not yet been placed into sub-folders [UPDATE: see below]. This happens to be a lot of textures, since I was desperately in need of a housecleaning session, but so be it. I have my new book and my Starax wand back, so I'm happy. It was definitely an interesting and frustrating experience going a week without inventory -- I didn't realize quite how often I dip into it until the option was gone.
UPDATE: my missing textures have been restored, so I am happy to report that as far as I can tell I have a full inventory recovery.