RJ is that you?! I jest... you do make a solid point here.People need to remember that when Rivian started taking order they did not have the billions of investment from their other partner yet and did not have a fully baked plan in place for the roll out. They did not know how many order or from where and no budget to work on making it happen. They cannot tell what they do not know. They probably had some idea that someplace like California would be first as is usual with EV company but not know how or what was next.
I never thought they would take in exact order of reservation to deliver no matter what you want and where you live. Almost all EV when first out go to limited market and those that live in best area for EV get sooner. Sometime this mean service sometime for CARB credit sometime both.
People are also believing that where they live very late in delivery just because no guide talks yet. Too soon to judge on that and many things, so be waiting patiently before complain.