Just as a 'friendly advice' from a backer, supporter and a great believer in the pi-top hardware / software concept(s) I think it would be useful for the pi-top TEAM to make a statement on progress in general - NOW !! There's 6 months since any official statements have been made on blog / forum from the TEAM - this is NOT good enough - although I can appreciate that you will be busy handling rollout / shipping. Pretty Please with Sugar on ; TALK to us !!
Yes, I don't get why this is such a problem for Kickstarter projects, but this is a great project. Why the silence? I'm sure you're busy, but why not reach out to the forum to find a volunteer ambassador who could do it? The worst thing would be if this project failed. It's so important for the Pi community!