I've made a few films, and plan to make a few more (smile)
Agreed, Charles! It does seem BMD has learned something from their past production/launch mistakes, as they've announced the camera is available now (even going so far as to put an 'In Stock' banner on the image of the camera during the announcement), as opposed to shipping at a nebulous time in the future.
One of the camera bodies featured in the announcement appeared to be a production unit, as a bit of clear protective plastic had to be peeled off the LCD. That said, B&H's 'expected availability' for the camera is March 9th, 2017. So... almost in stock?