I've been a long time reader of this forum and know that I should contribute more but haven't really had much to add until recently. I was one of the early people to put money into this company (I put my $5K down in August 2009.) I also did this with the understanding that I would be one of the first to receive the car and it actually upgraded to a signature but reluctantly downgraded back to a general production because the blue color was not available for signature reservation holders. The past week has been a very disappointing experience for me. There are two other reservation holders that I referred to tesla and both have received confirmation that their car is ready for delivery this weekend for one and the middle of next week for the other. You can imagine the frustration from someone who had put their money down on a car several months before. What's worse is I have gone through multiple delays on delivery windows and have been banking on purchasing this car before the end of 2012 for tax reasons. I now cannot be guaranteed the car before the end of the year. I understand the process of batching and the need to get as many cars out as possible; however, delivering cars to folks significantly down the line and bypassing people that were one of the first 1,000 people to faithfully put money down and believe in a "startup" company for over 3 years is just wrong. I understand that Mr. Blankenship was one of the lead people on the Apple retail front. I can't imagine what would happen the day a new iPhone releases if you had people who stood in line several days to be among the first to get the phone and when the doors open, the apple retail crew walk past them and started handing out phones to people in the back of the line. The bigger need is obviously for the company to hit a production number, but not at the expense of disappointing customers who have been patiently waiting for so long and not providing clear communication along the way. Im sure two years down the road this will be of no major significance to me but today, I don't have the same pride as I used to have in being a reservation holder. Good luck and congrats to those of you who have a VIN # and delivery date.