So today I am being told that it will ship in "1 to 2 business days" so I guess I am making progress.
I have another csr working on this for me the last couple days. This morning she told me that it would ship within 1-2 days and that she had upgraded shipping to 2nd day. Needless to say I got pretty excited. Alas, she sent me an email a couple hours later saying that she couldn't do the air delivery, that the laptop was too far along in the process, and that ground was the only option (does that mean it will ship today?). So instead, she offered me 10% off. I humbly took it but telling her that I would have preferred the 2nd day delivery.
So I am now at roughly $2500 total for the 2.0, 1GB, Windows MCE, 80 GB HD, DVD burner, wireless ABG, bluetooth, sheilds and backback.