I think the confusion isn’t just with the non-native speakers. As I read the forums daily, and look through the main page every so often, It seems that the betas have not quite shipped yet (its going to be soon - maybe? I have no clue). The impression I had was that they would ship in December, but I have no official confirmation of that.
I still trust that my pre-order will ship in the next 6 months, but if the betas have not shipped yet, I would start to think that the timeline could be in jeopardy depending on what is found during that testing.
I understand the concept of keeping the beta feedback closed to reduce false expectations on how things are going, but I think a bit better general communications of milestones wouldn’t hurt. I would rather know earlier rather than later if things are going to slip, and it doesn’t take till May to find out you won’t ship in June.