I think it bears repeating that the delays are not in any way the fault of Steve or Chris or Michael or anybody at LL. The delays are clearly a problem with the U.S. Postal "Service" (inappropriate word that), whether or not the Homeland Security spooks are interfering as well.
Someone suggested that U.S. shipments be sent from a U.S. shipper, and I think that would be a good idea. I, for one, would certainly be willing to pay a small premium to help defray the cost of the extra shipping step.