Yesterday, I reserved a 75D (6-seat, autopilot, red-on-ultra white, standard rims to be replaced by T-Sportline 20" turbines) at my local store in Bethesda, MD, a suburb of Washington, DC. Based on my observations of customer interactions in the store, conversations with the salespersons, and experience with gawkers during my test drive, consumer interest in the X is just beginning. The Bethesda store received its first showroom X only 2-3 weeks ago. The store had 3 things on display: in the front was a S, in the middle was the S's chassis, and way in the back was a white X. Due to this distant placement, the X was not immediately noticeable to customers walking past the store. Notwithstanding being obscured, during my 45-minute presence in the store, I noticed that nearly ALL customers in the store were hovering around the X. I asked the salespersons why they didn't put the X in the front to juice interest further, and they responded that they already have more interest than they can handle, stating that the crowds resembled an Apple store over the July 4th weekend. When I asked about delivery times, they said that new reservations are scheduled for mid-October on the east coast. Assuming TSLA is producing 700 Xs per week, that suggests there are at least 8000 Xs awaiting production before mine. As many of you have stated here, I was overwhelmed with gawkers during my test drive. I pulled into a parking lot at a small strip mall, and as soon as the falcon wings opened, an elderly lady in an adjacent car rolled down her window and remarked, "Wooooowwwww!" and was jaw dropped for a few seconds. Within 30 seconds, 6 people had swarmed the X like honeybees, asking what it was, how I liked it during the test drive. One even scheduled a test drive with the salesperson. Based on these firsthand experiences yesterday in the small town of Bethesda, interest in the X is poised to skyrocket now that the car is finally available in stores. Although I strongly support Tesla's mission and Elon's vision, I am neither a TSLA bull nor a drinker of Kool Aid. I think the X has 2 major design flaws -- the non-folding middle seats and frumpy-looking exterior styling. But I found that the positive aspects of the X easily overwhelmed the negatives. Accordingly, I think production of 50K units in CY2017 is supportable by the intense level of interest that I have observed. Just wanted to share my experience yesterday while test driving the X in a small town. Interested in hearing others' recent experiences over the past 2-3 weeks to determine whether mine was an anomoly.