Here's my problem with this whole scenario. Canon made a huge deal of announcing its new STM lenses when it announced theT4i. They didnt say the 135 was coming soon, didn't hint at any delays, they sent out their press releases with no qualifications at all and I jumped to preorder the 135 kit through B&H.
I am sure I'm not alone in thinking that the body and all lens kits would be at key retailers shortly after the announcement. Like other posters here, I was very bummed when B & H of all places only had stock on the smaller lens kit. I was so eager to try the new camera that after having my 135mm kit order sit at B&H for 2 weeks, I bit the bullet and bought the body only. Rumor after rumor has come out since then about when the 135 lens would hit. I actually called the B&H buying office and was told not to expect the 135 before the end of July. So, now I am wondering if there are manuacturing problems.
To make matters worse, I have now dodged two recalls in less than a month - with this ridiculous rubber pad turning white and giving people hives, and now hearing that the firmware imprints the Japanese model "kiss" on the photo info for each shot. I admit I am a "P.U.D." - pent up demand. I waited a loooong time before buying my first video dslr, and so far it has been a complete cluster *#£#.
This smells a little like the iPhone antenna or white iPhone 4 fiascos.