Boards are shipped!
I ordered the first iteration of the control boards last weekend, on the 19th of October. I got an email this afternoon informing me that they have returned from the fabrication shop and have shipped. I expect them to be here by the end of the week, and I'm excited. I ordered some more parts from Adafruit, and those should be here tomorrow, so it looks like things are coming along nicely. I'm a bit put out because I went and switched the labels on the clock and latch pins on the I/O headers on the board, so I'll have to keep my eye out to make sure I don't screw that up.