Ya I'm not complaining... I haven't even contacted Brandon to try to expedite my order, because I knew there'd be some lead time and I planned for it. In order for me to feel like I have a right to complain I'd have to have reached out to him and been unsatisfied with his response... That hasn't happened, and from what I've read if I had reached out I would have been satisfied; I just didn't see that as necessary. A little excercise in patience is always good for me.
As for Swankfly's issues, the only 'promise' given to me was the following in the shipping FAQ page: "Items normally ship in approximately 1 week while orders containing backordered items will normally ship within 3 weeks." Notice the words 'normally' and 'approximately.' I don't think the few weeks after his holiday sale qualify as 'normal' and I recognize that this is an approximation. On my order confirmation email it says 'Feel free to contact us with any questions.' Again, if I had any concerns I would have. Given all of this info I don't think it's fair to attack his business with what seems to be your frustration with small businesses in general. In fact I think his shipping statement is pretty well written in order to avoid over-promising.