It’s possible to change the cutting order in the interface, but it apparently doesn’t have as much of an impact with lasers. (Coming from cutting paper and vinyl, I know what you’re talking about though. I had the same thought at first.)
Plan on getting the machine in either July or August, depending on when you placed your order. (@dan has said that the current schedule is still on track.)
If you get it before then, it’s gravy. If not, it’s not as much of a disappointment.
(We won’t know specifics until our unit has been built and we get the notice from Rita that it’s ready to ship.)