"This update is total BS. Waits to the day of shipping to inform everyone of his imperfection(s)." -NOT imperfections. I just want to do the best I can for a $95 deck although the 5 foils even without varnish at all would be impressive enough. Since I see room for improvement, I cannot rest unless I do it. That's why I printed ICONS 5 times (if I'm not forgetting anything).
"to only find out there's NOW issues!?! Why couldn't this update come sooner." If you consider the amount of work I had to do, I'm surprised I didn't send this update even later. Plus, I wanted to be as precise as I could giving the new shipping date. I cannot keep changing dates forever. I could "hide" and remain silent for a week until the decks were shipped, saying some BS like "I was sick" or "my auntie died". Not my style.
Improving something that is already good isn't what you would call "an issue". Misalignment, misprints, bad cutting, wrong pips etc are issues. None of these happens here.
"According to Lotrek's shipping update, he's been hand-polishing each sheet all week."-Not polishing. That would be impossible. Just applying a thin sealing film of varnish to protect the foil from the press.
"I understand he wants to put out the very best quality for his decks and expects nothing less, but these continued delays, not with just this deck but so many others, is putting Lotrek in the same catagory of JR which is accountability. Can't believe anything he says."-Unfortunately you have a point here and there is not much I can say to defend myself. No matter why, a delay is a delay and it sucks for all. But I believe you'll forget about it when the decks arrive