Well, they probably did ship some units early. I know some people who ordered online and they have been charged for the item even though there's a clause that says gamestop will not charge until the unit ships.
Some people have gotten there boxes a bit early. There is a thread somewhere where a guy has a picture of his retail box/
So the C-store is busted and I can't get my Borg, but I can get my blasted Taco shuttle. And then to top it off someone has the Connie I can't wait to get into so I can leave the Miranda far behind me. It makes me kinda sad.