Nicely put, Rip. I used to really struggle with over-excitement / impatience for new things like CIEMs or other products with a delay between order and delivery.
I agree that the process is now much more enjoyable since I'm unattached. I have still contacted Brannan to confirm timing since there was a comment about someone's K10s taking 10 weeks (this sounds like an unfortunate 1-off due to the holidays), but can honestly say that I was completely fine whether I was told that they were ready tomorrow or still 4 weeks away.
After being over-hyped and enduring major delays and issues with my UM Miracles, I'm enjoying the process being "clean" this time. My K10s will have no hype or expectations to live up to, just the opportunity to be enjoyed immensely.
It is so encouraging, Loquah, to know that you understand what I was trying to convey and glad you liked the way I presented my idea. I had a powerful epiphany about all this this morning, and, so much so, I have intended to even write a book about it. I'm going to call it The E-Lack-Trick Universe, or... How To Make a Lack Work For You,