@MikeM I'm afraid to jinx it - earlier in the year Greg suggested he might start getting out from under his backlog sometime in May; I hope it will be a Christmas present as there are many folks in front of me in line. Being in Ca getting a car already here or to-be-registered here solves a lot of challenges else Cloud 9 sure seems to have some nice ones.
It took me longer than it should have to pull the trigger, lurking on this site for over a year watching and reading up on the options. Biggest delay for me is I'm going with the subie engine which is a bunch more work but for what I'm looking for should be just the ticket.
One nice thing about going to the shop in person was being able to get a whole bunch of color samples for body, interior, carpet to take home. That selection process was agonizing fun but expect to be really happy with the end result . Pics when I got the car of course.