It's funny how people often swing between full tower and micro cases.
OP is going from a Black Pearl (v2000) full tower to a micro-atx whereas I recently went from a v350 to a v2000
I really want the "da box" but at $230, it's a little overpriced for what it is, and its out of stock. If anyone has one they don't want anymore, feel free to PM me.
I guess I will wait and see the updated Lian Li a05, it looks like it will match my needs very well.