There's no force in the universe that can make me pre-order another vsonic straight from China since the VC02 fiasco. I jumped on the Chinese pre-order since I couldn't wait and wanted to be among the first people to try it out and LMUE had said that they won't have it available right away. Long story short everyone in the world got their vc02 before me, including the people who ordered it from LMUE few weeks later - mine arrived 2 months later. And yeah, with China Post it doesn't matter if it's standard airmail shipping or EMS.
Now, this isn't a rule or something that happens all the time but I've waited 50+ days on more than one occasion for stuff coming straight from China while the average time for stuff from LMUE to arrive has been around a week.