I had a look at my original order from RS...
Thank you for your Raspberry Pi order, your order reference number is: 101017nnnn
Date of order Thu, 02 Aug
2012, 01:33 AM
Standard Delivery (Despatch expected within 17 week(s)
If one do the maths that'd put me for delivery around 09 Dec...
Yes, this sucks but it was clear from day one that a somewhat "lenghty" wait was involved...
As long as RS delivers in early Dec they are not late so I can't complain really...
The only thing RS is doing wrong is taking orders for something they can't deliver within reasonable time.
I didn't really think it was going to take 17 silly weeks but it looks like it will...
I have to give RS some support because in my case they are still on track as far as I'm concerned and I haven't heard anything else.
You always have the option of cancelling and placing an order with a different company and have delivery within one week
Raspberry Pi turned out to be quite popular, didn't it?
p.s When I started using computers we had to wait for months when ordering parts - which costed loads of money!
Whilst waiting one read the 6502, 6512 and later the MC68000 Hardware Reference Manual every night in order to learn... The interwebs was yet to be invented.
You all have the opportunity to become ARM gurus whilst waiting for your Raspberry Pi! :p