I'll second moving the conversation over to the Bivouac. It was just too irresistable of a conversation to join in on the pre-pre-pre-Dakar speculation. I'm guessing that it's a little too early to start the 2013 thread.
I'll put down the first by-name wager on this year's finish:
1. Coma (to the tune of a "She Wants Revenge" album)
2. Rodriguez (to Van Halen's "Runnin' with the Devil")
3. Despres (maybe a little Muddy Water sings the blues)
Rounding out the top five I see another non-factory KTM and possibly an HRC bike or one of the BF bikes (if they can keep the motor together).
Just speculation of course. I hope to be in Egypt for at least part of the Pharaons to see the magic happen prior to DAkar 2013.