Klepto: I think the team has performed admirably, and they hate the delays more than we do, but I have too thought about getting an N900 to tide me over, but I don't want an obsolete phone either, and when the MeeGo phone is released, the N900 will be exactly that.
The n900 is about a year old, hardly obselete. I can get a good quality second hand one for about the same as my Pandora refund. The (MeeGo) n9 won't be out until next year and the whole point is that I want an arm based mobile computing device that meets my requirements NOW. It's worth noting that MeeGo will also be available on the n900.
I think the team are smart and dedicated and they seem like nice guys. I wish them every success, I'm just sick of waiting.
Back on topic: I have no idea when Pandoras will start shipping in quantity again, I don't think anyone does. It may be next month, it may be never, most likely it will be somewhere in between. I think Q2 2011 is probably a good guess, but there was a time when Q2 2009 was a good guess too.