Originally Posted by tagosaku
I am sorry for your frustration, but at the same time, it might be 'experience' that you are lacking, not patience.
I think this nails it... OP: you did more than 'document' your experience - you made it more of a rant by calling it a "nightmare" in the post title. The fact is that ordering from China requires some patience and sometimes things go wrong (anyone here remember the Compass fiasco from a few months ago, when so many badly damaged units came in DHL bags?) There are so many variables involved, you really just have to be patient.
I've ordered 3 things from China in the last year or so. The first one arrived in about 5 days. The second one, however, didn't even SHOW UP in the tracking until AFTER it arrived at my doorstep (about 15 days after the order was placed).
Point is, it is hit or miss - always. Yeah, maybe the seller was a bit generous with his own estimates of shipping time, but it's nothing to get bent out of shape over - he's been in touch and your item appears to be moving.
A small amount of research would have avoided all of this and I think that's really what to take away. You would have known how awesome David is, that the warranty would be honored from him, that ordering from China doesn't always go perfectly but USUALLY (actual) problems are sorted out, that EMS tracking is inaccurate at best etc. THAT, in my opinion, is why you're being "attacked" - after you attacked the seller publicly, of course.