So at the moment Massdrop is aiming for a delivery time of 3 months, and at this rate they'll probably re-open the drop (currently at 242 requests out of 200 needed) before I even get my delivery...
This isn't the only drop this is happening on either - my Pilot Metropolitans have been backordered for more than a month too. If they meet their current targets it's looking like it'll take about 2 months to ship everyone's items.
I'm definitely starting to realize that the tiny sliver of savings that Monoprice offers isn't worth the risk of a months-long backorder. EG on this drop factoring in shipping you save nothing ($50+11 shipping) at qty 1, $3 per keyboard at qty 2 ($50 + $6 shipping) vs the list price at Monoprice ($59 w/ free shipping). On my Metropolitans I saved $1 per pen vs buying in-stock from Amazon with Prime shipping and I had to buy 2 of them. $10 off should have been the starting point, let alone after a 3-month delay in shipping.
I still want my keyboards - that's why I ordered them 3 months ago - but I'm increasingly dissatisfied with the value offering and customer service from Massdrop. I don't want a refund - I want what I paid for to be delivered to me in a timely fashion. And going forward I want to see a substantial price benefit for my delivery risk and the large quantities needed before I'll join.