So, Palmer Luckey is now saying they'll start shipping midweek - most likely Wednesday.
Not too sure how to feel about this. It doesn't directly affect me, seeing as I'm all but sure I'm not in the first batch, but on the other hand, it's hugely disappointing for those who are in the first batch and got excited by him saying four days ago that the first pre-orders were already shipping.
Looks as though not many people are going to be getting their Rift this week...
*edit* I suppose we should at least be happy we're getting some information, even if it's not particularly good news