I'm one of the initial pre-orderers too.
The likely ship date seems to be January, or possibly very late December, based on the daily updates from John Buckman on the UK forum:https://coffeeforums.co.uk/showthread.p ... so/page119
No more pre-orders will be accepted until the first batch ships. I suspect there will be further delay while John collects user feedback and possibly tweaks the design.https://decentespresso.com/dem_buy
Please note that Dan Kehn shut down the DE1 thread a few months ago because he felt the discussion volume was excessive for a non-shipping product. So Dan might appreciate our minimizing speculative discussion until customers actually receive the machine.