Indeed. I am not making a judgement on whether a delayed reveal is because the X is *so good* or because it is "not ready," but Elon noted earlier in the year that they may need to start stimulating Model S demand by the end of the year. If it is getting to that point, Tesla could be very concerned about potentially denting Model S sales when the X comes out but is still far off from full production (due to suppliers). - - - Updated - - - Thank you for the excellent context and perspective. And for taking the time to acknowledge the disappointment of some people who put down $40,000 years ago. I obviously didn't do that well enough. I think this is a key: "This way of doing business was/is unavoidable for Tesla." And that it's almost impossible to not disappoint some people who have been waiting for years for a car they already put $40,000 into. That said, as Bonnie and others have noted via direct quotes, Tesla's decision to not have the 2nd-row seats fold flat seems to be quite recent and, importantly, goes against statements made to reservation holders in the past. If people were in fact counting on that, and if the change does limit the utility of this vehicle for some of these people, that's a huge error... and hopefully something Tesla will try hard to correct and seek forgiveness for.