I ordered and put my $1,000 down on Nov 3 and my JEEP arrived at my dealer on Dec 12.
Our Steel Blue JK Sahara Unlimited with Dual Top, Side Airbags, Trailer Tow, Auto Trans, Track Lok Rear, 6 Disk, Sirrius, 18" wheels, Block Heater, 4 Carpet Mat has a 12/2006 built date (whew, we made it past Thanksgiving hangovers!).
I don't know if this is a record or something. The dealer was astonished. My window sticker does have our name on it as "built especially for" us.
I will post pics and detail driving impressions when I have more time. I do notice the paint issue behind the hinges, but it is very faint.
Maybe the pipeline has started to flow again!
Good luck to all of you waiters. There is hope!