I know they are trying hard, but the question of credibility rears its ugly head again. When are they going to learn to stop shooting themselves in the foot!
Like everyone else reading this, I can fully understand your frustration. Five years ago Cirrus were saying they would have certification within two years - that proved to be wildly optimiztic.
However!! The fact of the matter is that right now Cirrus are building planes and rolling them out the door at a rate of about 1/week. They have achieved what, in hindsight, was an enormously difficult task.
As recently as September 99, I was being told by the local rep that #36 would be delivered in December 99. That got revised to Feb 2000. But I looked at what Cirrus were saying about production rates, and concluded that May 2000 was much more likely.
Now, several months later, I still see May as likely. I haven’t seen a definite date from Cirrus yet, but your July 15 date is consistent with May for #36 (8 planes earlier).
So my advice is simply try and be patient, look forward to getting the best single engine plane in production, and accept the fact that the Cirrus people are optimists, just like you and me. After all, a pessimist would never have embarked on certifying a new GA plane, nor plunked down a deposit on one that didn’t yet exist!