Don't quote me on this, but I believe CR was bragging on ATV a couple of weeks ago about how the script was now OVER 1250 pages. I know that the 1000 page thing was early on in development.They also picked probably the most expensive mocap studio to use, imaginarium.... its Andy Serkis's studio (who is also in the SQ42 campaign as a Vanduul....)
Not that it matters, but I have more than that in it at this point as well.
I'm still sure the game will release, the only issue being that they can call it "done" whenever they want as per a cute change to the EULA a year or so ago. A part of me believes they will bail on SC once SQ42 is "done" and be finished with the project. I hope I'm wrong.
My issue with development can be summed up pretty easily.
4 revisions of the hornet, including the F7A - which did not need its own model, not at this time anyways.
3 revisions of the constellation
Everything on the mobo comes with the tray, as long as all wires have been disconnected. The tray is just a piece of metal that the board attaches to. It is held in with 4 screws. The I/O backplate + expansion slots remain on the case.