I do remember the original estimate for September at the latest. So I guess you could call it a delay, but only very technically. I couldn't care less, I'm just excited we have a date we can mark on our calendars now.
I've said it in the past but it's worth repeating at this stage of the game: I hope they meet their target release date but manufacturing problems are not unheard of, especially for a company releasing their first handheld. If they have delays from the factory, try not to hold it against them. Complaining isn't going to get it to your door any sooner.
For anyone who didn't get a SE pre order in on time -I'm not saying this is their policy- but you might try to email GCW because I'll bet my next paycheck a handful of those who pre ordered will cancel or won't pay the remainder of their balance when it comes time to do so for whatever reason.