Not entirely sure who that's aimed at christopher.y.
For one thing I ordered within 2 days of the release to pre order, I sure don't expect to jump any queue but lack if information leads to speculation, which is exactly where this topic is at now.
I'm pretty much behind Josef and what he is trying to achieve so I'm OK with things as they stand currently, I understand the needs for cash in a business, so I'm fine with the payment in advance too although if things drag on too long that view may change, I certainly won't put up with another MMU fiasco.
I personally am not expecting any communication yet, nor complaining, I was advised late November and was fine with that. When you take a customers money you acquire some obligations, the need to communicate is one of them, good communication costs nothing, bad communication can cost you a great deal.