Have been on to Nikon USA about delivery issues. They said, and I quote, "Thank you for contacting Nikon USA customer support. I am sorry to hear that you are experiencing that issue. Unfortunately we are unable to speculate as to when B&H will receive your camera or why they have not received it yet. As is often true with our newest product releases, there is initially a limited quantity available for a heavy demand, and we realize that this is a difficult product to find right now. We are making every effort to meet this demand as soon as possible and this item will become easier to find over time. I do understand your feeling of frustration and apologize for the inconvenience. Regards, Elizabeth"
Well, if NikonUSA has to speculate on shipments to heavy resellers like B&H, something is way out of whack. I'm particularly annoyed because I pre-ordered by d800e just a few hours after formal issue on 2/7. B&H says they have no idea when NikonUSA is going to ship, or how many they will ship.
So I think there's some kind of technical or supply-chain issue gumming up the works, and as is usual for Japanese companies, they'd rather die than admit they screwed up.
Like everybody else, I want my camera.