For all of you upset about your current phase:
I'm still in Phase 8, I was assured at the end of Wednesday last week that my laptop would go into production within the next 48 hours (before the end of day on Friday), and apparently I have "VIP" status now, whatever that implies (Very Impatient Person?).
I called them this morning to update me on the status, and it's supposed to go into production today or tomorrow.
Then it's 7 business days to ship, so I should expect to see it at the end of next week. That's almost 2 months after I ordered it, and I'm doing without hardware for the contract I'm currently working on.
I'm quite a patient person, and I expect delays around christmas, but not like this. I should have ordered from Dell so I'd have something to work on. Unfortunately, even now comparing AW's system with other brands, I think they still have the price/feature advantage.