Interestingly enough, during the quite long (many, many months) review process, another paper was published from a lab whose PI has interestingly similar diction, whose scope is interestingly similar to mine, and whose results are interestingly a bit different. But that's Scientia, after all. Flawed as the monster of academic publishing is, it's better than the alternative.
The journal is one of the Nature group's fairly well-known ones for my field (factor a bit above 7), which is par for this lab's output. During the review, because things were taking so long, we were tempted to publish in a newer, less prestigious journal (although still pretty good - impact factor above 5), but my boss let me decide and after all the work I put in I wasn't about to settle for a notch lower than I knew it could go to. Thankfully I was right, and now this will help justify to whoever my next employer is why I went so long without anything on my CV besides a couple of conference posters.
Of course, I'm not leaving here until I can publish the two other manuscripts I'm currently writing, one of which is waiting on a patent and the other whose wet work is only 25% done.
Lab meeting this afternoon and Boss meeting tomorrow morning. So much to do today..