So... after searching for the right match with a lender, it seems that I may finally hear back with an approval by tomorrow afternoon.
Once approved, I will respond to this thread & share the good news with everyone. What this means, overall, is that the GCW ZERO batch order will be produced & expedited for those that have already ordered as well as becoming available to new customers in the near future.
"Summer" is still a tentative, estimated shipping timeframe though. At the very least, there shouldn't be anymore delays past August.