We're all anxious for these to ship. We need to keep in mind prototype gear isn't really meant to be daily driver gear. I'll likely be getting on the list again to buy a 'normal production' Pyra after 'normal production' has gone from backorder to in-stock. We'll see - maybe the prototypes will be closer to perfect than I'm guessing. I could really see where ED would want the updated cases from the molds with centering pins properly aligning the PCBs to the case plastics for main production. Otherwise plugging something in/out could potentially mess with the shoulder buttons working or not or maybe keys on the keymat not working (misalignment with the mat) or the battery pins not aligned right or other odd behaviors. I'm betting that he needs the prototype cases to be able to accurately measure -where- and -how long- and -what diameter- those important alignment & positioning pins should be for the production cases.