I received my Model S on Tuesday (Dec 11th 2012). Here is the timeline of events. It took 3 years and 11 steps to bliss but it was totally worth it. The journey was worth every bit. My kids and the geek in me loved the factory tours and drive events. I think many of you took the same journey too. 1. 12/5/09: Made reservation 2. Nearly forgot about Tesla for 2 years 3. 10/1/11: Factory Tour and Ride Event 4. 6/23/12: Test Drive Event 5. 8/7/12: Finalized order 6. 11/26/12: Received VIN 7. 11/29/12: Received email that car is ready for delivery 8. 11/30/12: Completed delivery survey. Given delivery window of 12/7/12 to 12/21/12 9. 12/9/12: Received call on cell phone at 3:36 pm from Delivery Specialist Scheduled delivery for Tuesday 12/11 10. Picked up car on Tuesday 12/11/12 at noon This when I handed over a check for the car and received the keys! 11. Bliss!