Preliminary congrats are in order, here's hoping that your stay on the wait list isn't too long! I'm reading that a lot of people are starting to receive theirs as of late, so the drought may be almost over.
Not to keep waxing on about the 500pf, but man, once you get it in hand and see just how diminuative and manueverable it is, with stunning IQ to boot, you'll 100% be happy with your choice. It has completely changed how I shoot.
Thanks for the words of encouragement. I'm hoping the wait isn't too long. I don't have the funds to put deposits down at multiple stores, so I'm just going to wait it out for a little bit rather than spending a lot of time searching for a copy to get right now. I found one on FM forum, but the price was a little high and they weren't willing to sell without the (overpriced in my opinion) RRS foot at full retail.