Yeah if you thought that was bad. If you check reviews of the GRT series laptops on I think Cnet, or epinions there are numerous complaints about recovery cd issues, and just general software compatibility problems.
The GRT 160 and 190G are in the same line up as the GRT's without the Xbrite lcd technology, and maybe they are just taking extra time to make sure everything works good.
You might want to wait until a major retail store carries a GRT 160 so you can go in and play with it a bit , see how it looks and get a general feel for it. You never know, you might really like it.