A few days? Oh, sure, who'd notice a missing oscillator on a computer board after a month? Mind you, a month after production start.
Put this on top that it was announced that the Foundation got 100 beta boards produced. Well, that turned out to be 100 PCB of which only 25 got populated.
Which makes it little wonder that no official Linux distro is ready yet. Not even the unofficial official Fedora is official... The distro fellas have no boards to play with.
Communication is working really poorly.
wow you got some anger built up huh?
Just because production was started doesn't mean they started populating boards that day. Production start entails getting the final design sent off to the pcb manufacturer, final ok on BOM and a host of other things. Just because they said it was in production does NOT mean they were assembling the boards right then.
I know what it's like having to deal with time tables and supply issues and I for one think the foundation is doing a fantastic job. I totally understand waiting until they had a firm date on board completion to tell us of the problem. Communities hate problems without solutions and the Pi foundation is doing a bang up job of keeping everyone in the loop as to what is going on.