It must be really frustrating for folks who don't already own their first pair of G&G - aaaargh the frustration!!! but once you've owned a few pairs, you settle down and don't mind the wait. I am more looking forward to checking out whether I should buy a pair of Carmina, my curiosity over this unknown brand is starting to burn. I can't imagine they are as great as G&G, but I do like the look of some of the models I have seen. I find I can order a G&G and even forget what I ordered weeks down the line. Makes receiving the order a great pleasant surprise!! No need to count the "sleeps".