Not sure that's the case. Waiting lists are very common for high end cars and no-one seems to mind that much. Yes, if it's too long a wait for the non-NPS buyers, it will be annoying, but survivable! I think the timing of the 100-400mm and the 800mm PF is a well thought out plan. Sure, not many will pre-order the 800mm, but they can aspire to, AKA dream about it as the ultimate wildlife combo with the Z9! Morton Hilmer was using the Z9+800mm 5.6 E in Svalbard, I'm sure he would have liked carrying around a few less kilos!