I was the first in this morning and it took about 2 minutes once upstairs. Not bad at all. I too have not met Amber in the three month process. I have spoken to her on the phone and chatted via email, but that's about it. They said about two weeks and I should have the permit in hand. I see now why you guys have been commenting on needing larger wallets... that permit is huge!
Maybe in the future they'll just fill out the permit right when you get your final papers appt... I see no reason why anyone needs to wait two more weeks just for them to throw the permit in a type writer and fill in two minutes worth of info.