I was in phase 9 when I woke up this morning. Called customer service and they told me I was in phase 10 and it would probably ship early next week. I told her that someone told me it would ship on Thursday and she told me "er, there was a uhm, problem in, production..."
Yeah, whatever. Allow me to chime in and say that I think this whole phase thing is b/s and doesn't reflect what's happening to the computer at all, but I digress.
Anyway, when I got home from class tonight I had an email from Alienware and Fedex telling me that my 7700 had been shipped.
So, I guess the moral of the story is: keep up hope