I think Notaz's and Exophase's comments, and other senior figures in the community, are as always very valuable and important for this.
It's important that we don't kid ourselves in the amount of effort and motivation required to finish any of these software projects, and low-level integration work.
But I don't think anyone has suggested that this is a no-go for the buying decision for the Pyra: we clearly all want the Pyra to happen, and it's being carried out with a lot more prudence than Craig's ushering of the Pandora.
It's annoying that the rotator chip has to be used at all, but it's a necessary compromise. I'm more than happy to purchase in full my Pyra (after pre-preordering) and if a landscape LCD does become available later then I'm confident that EvilDragon as he has done in the past will help anyone who wants to, to transition to that display.
As a community we can have educated critique without fear of jeopardising sales. These questions actually help clarify the real situation, by bringing more experienced minds to bare on the problem.
And as someone already said, it's better that these potential issues are out in the open and are being discussed. We just don't want that to erode confidence and lead people to hold-off on their purchases, which I think EvilDragon is quite rightly concerned about.