Well, hey, I don't mind the wait. I had been thinking about getting a nano for a while but couldn't justify the $$, so this came up at a perfect time. I could have spent $5 more (plus tax) at Apple and gotten it sooner? Eh. Why spend another $12 when I don't need to? And I like the cut of woot!'s jib - I have enjoyed the site without buying anything, so I'm pleased to finally come across something to make me take the leap.
As for the convoluted shipping paths, I'm surprised that so many of you are surprised. That sort of thing happens all the time. It's like when you fly from NYC to Denver with a change in Atlanta. Does it make sense? NOPE! But that's the cheap flight, so you take it. This was my first woot! and I didn't even wait 'til it showed up to order my second, for what it's worth.