Aye, the hype has passed by now I think. The hype was at its peak around may/june, that's when I first read about it and went to my local store to order one ASAP. But when people have to wait 4-6 months to get theirs, it kind of falls off the map again, no matter how great the reviews were months ago.
It's like the mail order disaster that was the ZX Spectrum UK home computer release in 1982. It was to come out before christmas 1982. They released loads of PR and brochures and TV commercials, but hadn't expected to get 30000 orders per week for several weeks straight, families went nuts wanting the first ever colour computer for their kids by xmas, as it was priced at £99 for 16K, and £129 for 48K versions.
But of course Sinclair couldn't deliver 30k units per week, so ppl just got a receipt back and had to wait until february to get it. Imagine that, being a kid at christmas morning, and getting a paper receipt from your parents
I'd be bitchy.