I ordered a 9.8 in July, I think. On October 5th, I gave up and ordered an 885 from Troxell. It arrived yesterday. Troxell is a weird company. Everybody is very nice. Customer Service is top notch but they didn't have a clue about my order. I was finally told by the manager, who called Ekei, that my order would be shipped on the 5th. I apparently go the last one out of 7 they were able to get. They also said that they haven’t seen demand like this before in that the 885 is pre-ordered far into the future.
I wasn't given a tracking number and they weren't even sure if it was shipped but I came home yesterday and there it was on my porch.
At the end of the day, kudos to Troxell because they gave me a great price and got it to me in a month as promised.
I haven't set the unit up but I did check the firmware...it's 1.04. I couldn't help but notice how flimsy the face and the case are compared to my Sherbourn pre-pro. I have a new appreciation for the Sherbourn. It's thick and solid.
Having said that, the 885 is a beautiful looking unit, IMO. Very attractive and elegant looking and I'm glad I got it.
I guess, what I'd like to leave you guys who are still waiting with is this; I had to wait but during my waiting the firmware was updated and it's possible that while you’re waiting more updates will be done so that when you get your unit, it will be a more "finished" pre/pro than I've got.