I know that there are valid reasons for the delays, but I wanted to voice my frustration with some of the companies held dear by members of this forum (and others). Based solely on the opinions and reviews at HTF, AVSForum, etc., I've ended up ordering two HT products sight unseen and am seriously considering a third. However, I find it very interesting that all three of the firms mentioned in the title of this thread seem to be suffering from the same thing - too much success. My 25-31 PCi subwoofer order is on hold because SVS ran into a supply problem with their new amplifiers. The Outlaw 950 I'm in line for has been delayed for who knows HOW long due to audio glitches halting current production (I haven't even been given "permission" to order it yet!). The Swan Diva 6.1 and C3 speakers I'm almost ready to buy are completely out of stock and won't be available for shipment until the second week in *MAY*. That's a pretty bad track record for three companies who rely heavily on word of mouth to sell their stuff. Now, before you start jumping to their defense go back and reread my first paragraph. I'M AWARE OF THE ISSUES. The causes are what interest me here. Too much hype too soon? (Outlaw) Inaccurate demand forecasting? (Outlaw, AV123, SVS) Bad coordination with suppliers? (all three) Marketing focus sacrificing production efficiency? Any opinions? It's ironic that all of these high-buzz products are essentially unattainable at the present time. That's bad news for the "I want it now" buyer. My intent in starting this thread was to get some discussion going about what may have contributed to the current situation. Well yeah, and to vent a little frustration too. In a perfect world I'd be going home to enjoy some 2 channel music and a movie or two on my new setup, but not tonight. ARRGGHHHH!!!!