I just talked to them. Their most recent shipment was delayed. Its en route now and may arrive today. If it arrives today then 80%'s on backorder will start going out again as soon as Friday. If the forgings arrive tomorrow then everything ships Monday. I ordered January 3 and paid Jan 4 and was told this definitely applies to my order.
Also noted that the credit card I gave them hasn't been charged yet and was told they don't charge until product ships.
so... there's your update :-)
edit: Guys you have to expect that given circumstances they are not on this or any other forum with any degree of regularity. Do it the old fashioned way: use the telephone.