Well, first off, a buddy and I just ordered 16 GB units and didn't get any errors or have problems, so it sounds like they worked out those kinks. Second, 2-3 weeks, I can wait, I have a perfectly good phone on an imperfect network but don't have to switch this very second. Second, it's just a phone. You shouldn't be getting headaches worrying about it. Google had valid reasons not to include LTE, because doing so would require carrier restrictions, which is exactly what they want to avoid. The snafu with ordering is nothing--Nothing!--compared to people with Gnex phones on Sprint and Verizon who can't get timely updates. The whole point of a Nexus phone is to get the updates first and without carrier bloat. CDMA Gnex owners are not getting what Google advertised. That's far more damaging to the brand than some ordering and supply issues. To avoid that situation going forward, and keep the Nexus brand how Google wants it, Google didn't include LTE. If you don't like it, don't worry, there are dozens of great phones on the carriers who offer LTE. And that isn't even to mention the apparent hidden LTE capabilities of the phone, which is a nice cherry on top. The video and camera sound like they're workmanlike, not incredible but not terrible. Perhaps upgrading to better components for the camera would have driven the cost of the phone up, and Google was clearly trying to hit the $300 mark. Let me reiterate, Google is selling a $300 unlocked phone that in almost every respect is top of the line. For that price (well, $350 for me because I got a 16 GB), I can live with a less than amazing camera. Then again, I'm of the mind that you shouldn't be trying to take professional-looking shots with a cell phone anyway. That's what DSLRs are for. So, to answer your question, the logic of what Google is doing right now is making a shot across the bow of the carriers. If you can get an unlocked phone with undiluted Android for $300, why would you pay $200-$300 for a carrier-locked phone that also sticks you with a 2-year contract? The ordering and supply issues are unfortunate, but as tech fans and Android fans, we should be applauding Google for this phone.