As for meeting the deadlines, I already explained my thoughts and feelings on that in a rather long, previous post. It defies logic to not concentrate on "oldest" first when there is a deadline just days away. I've been tracking postings of licenses received. All those received in the last few days are amongst the oldest ones still left. I got mine today. Another guy near me, on another forum, got his too. We both mailed 11/1, both checks cashed 11/14. A buddy who mailed on 11/2 got his 4 days ago. It now does appear that they've begun concentrating on the oldest... finally.