Preordered Nickel/Plexi and black back plate (wanted Nickel but those don't have an ETA, so black works too
). This is my first Nickel/Plexi... I have always gone Acetyl. I am looking forward to it, that is one sweet looking block!.
And as far as the delays, to be fair to EKWB, it isn't like they had a bunch of warning (assuming NVidia kept them in the dark like everyone else), and a bunch of lead time with a card or two to engineer and test with. And this might possibly be the highest number of GPUs (Reference and AIB) to come out in the shortest period of time ever in the history of the universe, so I would assume that doesn't help.
When I heard about the new Titan, and THEN heard that it would be available in only 12 calendar days I was ecstatic! This card came out of nowhere, and was available to buy pretty darn quick. I received mine on July 22nd, and it will be sitting the in box until the WB and back plate get here. Not ideal, but I would rather the overworked EKWB staff had some breaks and beers somewhere between getting out all of these new products... even if it takes a bit longer... and have them get it right. Burning out the staff leads to the talent quitting and/or mistakes being made. Not worth it.