I spoke with BB twice, but not Brad or Lisa, and I will also get mine in the first batch. I was put on hold to look for my order, so I think I was nearly skipped, but can't be sure. They also tried to push a SB-900 but I don't need a strobe at the moment.
I was also told that it isn't their usual practice to call before the gear is in hand, but I will take that with a grain of salt.
All's well that ends well. At least I will have the gear come Monday. It's just too bad UPS doesn't deliver on Saturday.