The only positive spin I can apply to this situation is :
The Samsung Galaxy Note 2 is not the "red headed step child"
"too big for being the daily phone" which many pundits expected.
Instead its a run away success, with the volume of initial pre-sales orders overwhelming the AT&T supply chain available.
Which in the end is good thing, as massive numbers of Samsung Galaxy Note 2 phones WILL attract a new round of Android developers to create software to maximize the unique feature set of this unique device.
Once these phones are readily seen in public during christmas shopping at the malls by baby boomers with aging eyesight -
I expect sales to go through the roof.