Wow! So I won't be receiving Tiger this weekend. I can probably expect it on Monday, May 2nd. I did however call earlier this evening around 6pm Eastern and ask customer support whether I would be receiving Tiger today and the woman I spoke with said that, yes, if I had not received a phone call or email from Apple that I could still expect tiger to arrive today.
After 9pm I called again. I think I spoke to the same person though she didn't go out of her way to recognize me. I told her that I had ordered Tiger on the 12th of April and I then asked when I could expect to receive it. She apologized and informed me that I wouldn't be getting it on the 29th (this much I already knew). She then without any other provocation offered to give me iLife or iWork for free. I was floored considering that I'm getting Tiger with student discount (I am actually a student too). I requested iWork since my current computer can't really take advantage of most of the stuff in iLife 05 and because I'll probably be getting a Powerbook later this summer. She gave me an order number, told me that I could expect iWork on the 4th, I thanked her a lot and that was that.
I feel kind of guilty for getting an $80 ($50 EDU) item just for wanting a little more information about why Apple screwed up. Yeah, I also wanted them to throw one more complaint on the heap so that they might be more thoughtful about shipping on time but I certainly didn't expect iWork or iLife.
The guilt lessens as I look at pictures of people getting powerbooks at the official store releases.
I guess Apple will get a glowing bizrate survey afterall.
p.s. I forgot to mention that the Quicktime 7 update killed quicktime for me in 10.3.9