I was really starting to dig into collecting - Masterpiece transformers, Marvel Legends, the new G.I. Joe line - and then the shut-down happened. I'm trying to make good decisions with my money, given then uncertainty of the economy, and so when I do order or pre-order something, I'd like to actually receive it without waiting many months, or wondering if the product will ever be released. I'd like to order a few things from eBay (China), and ShowZ, etc., but even my orders Hasbro and Big Bad Toy Store seem to be stuck in limbo. I understand why, but wondering if it's even worth placing orders at all from some places. What are your experiences like at the moment?