Although I am not complaining, I invite those sensitive to criticism of Tesla Motors to skip this thread:
I didn't place my reservation until 4/2011. The way things are looking now, I am almost certain to get a car in 2013. At first this seemed like an impossibly long time to wait. I really want this car!
I have voiced my concerns about the interior along with many others, so there is no need to do that again. George B has indicated that there is a solution coming "down the road". It doesn't seem likely that we will know anything about it until it is nearly complete, but I am willing to suspend my distrust about the company's willingness to listen to customer feedback.
That said, I expect that we will get a solution that we can live with for the interior. If not, I would infer that Tesla didn't think that customers like me are important and I would buy a different car.
Many people on this forum like to point out that other car companies are not so open with their development process and I agree. I assert however that Tesla doesn't do this because they are cool or they like us more than other companies. They did it because they needed investment. I am not saying that is bad. If fact it is a great model. I just hope that the followthrough leaves early investors and customers feeling appreciated.