I thought about it for awhile before ordering the BIG DC and Competition, then ordered the Coated a day or so later and combined the orders. In the past, getting the order in later usually meant the order got processed later. Also, some varieties might be done before others (orders with coated blades often shipped later). And combining orders seemed to get them pushed to the back of the line. And yet this time I was among the first to report a ding. It doesn't seem to be following any of the usual patterns. As for how much they work, it seems the janitor is usually there at 3am drinking and grinding, but they did take the Thanksgiving holiday off. Supposedly. Anyway, as we know from Jerry's cryptic posts, something big's in the works on at the shop. But we also know that it's been almost three months since these went live, with nothing but a very limited Halloween Alpha Dog ganza and the Black Friday grab bags and shop credits since. I suspect they were working had to get these out before Christmas, but I also suspect that way more TGULBs were ordered than any other recent model, so maybe Christmas delivery is a little too optimistic. I'm guessing they're going to get most of them shipped by the end of the year, then get to work on to the grab bags as they're preparing for the big reveal of what comes next.