At the moment I am waiting on one NDD since 7 days and apparently there are delays due to a spike on covid-19 numbers. thats central europe. Seems like it is as you say - at the moment it makes no difference.
I agree with you regarding product/rating discrepancy issues. It is a free community and i guess there are all kinds of us. I find it the best to establish a connection with a vendor first and try to find out for myself, rather than relying on LB ratings system. It is also one of the reasons i do what i do here.
Thank you for thinking of me.