I don't disagree with you, but if you've ever ordered Nexus phones from Google the past few years, you should know what I'm talking about ( I don't know if you have or not). The ordering process whether it's a preorder or not has always been strange. That's why I said I was surprised it took this long. Everything had been going smoothly, much smoother than the past, so I assumed they had got better at doing this.
A lot of people, including myself, who really wanted the phone ordered I as soon as possible, because we didn't want to take any chances. Even ordering early is no guarantee that you won't be waiting longer than expected, or people who ordered after you will get their phone before you do.
same here ... I flew through checkout just praying my order would go through. Was shocked it went so smoothly. Google obviously underestimated the 6p demand, but given their track record it's a dramatic improvement. They can't market their Nexus brand cause of their relationship with other OEMs, but they could drop $10 billion like Samsung in advertising and sell 50 million of these if they wanted to. Call me a fanboy, but the 6p will be the best Android phone made (relative to the year) when it's all said and done. I'll be disappointed if it's anything less quite honestly ... Glad I got in at launch, even if it means waiting for a few bugs to get smoothed out before it runs the way I know it will (just watched a YouTube clip so kinda excited!!).