I was told 2 weeks ago that there are at least 12 kits that need to be made before mine and I pre-purchased in March for April. My personal suggestion would be not to order anything from this person until he gets his backorders caught up. I'm guessing at the very earliest, I might see a kit in July. Then again he's not answered my last email either. This person has had a long established bad track record so far. I've yet to see any kits shipped since he started offering it. That doesn't mean I want a refund at all. I want the kit....even if he has to tare down his production machine and give me that. :P
This guy knowingly has a back order yet still takes preorders months in advance. It's a business and he should act in a business-like manner. He never replied when I asked him why he's still taking preorders with such a backorder of kits. Anyone else wanting to buy a kit, just do the math. He's dug himself quite a hole and is just making it deeper though inaction.