It's been a long wait, exacerbated by the fact that two friends in Sweden (one in the same city, one just outside it) got their HOTOE packages 1-2 weeks ago. I finally resorted and mailed Chaosium to ask where my package was. 3 hours later it arrived with the post.
The box was battered and heavy (13.1 kgs!!!) but Sans Detour had packaged the innards extremely well and the inner box was pristine. I had backed as Seasoned Traveller with some add ons such as 2 extra mugs, additional passports and a T-shirt. I got all that and everything whole. Getting the stuff from the cylinder is going to be a nightmare, I can see what people are griping about there. I also had all the books, no duplicates and no missing books which was quite a relief. I seem to have received 1 T-shirt too many and one additional hand out book. The "fashionably small steamer trunk of faux-byakhee leather" served a good use holding all the coffee-mugs. It might be a little cheesy but will serve as a great hold-all for the gaming sessions. I also received the dice, the mini's, the keepers screen and the amulets.
Very happy and relieved to finally have received the HOTOE. I've been extremely frustrated with the waiting but to now have this thing of beauty in my hands all that frustration has just melted away and been replaced with a deep feeling of joy and satisfaction. Thank you Chaosium for delivering.