Hi Laura, thanks for your feedback on this issue. We appreciate the frustration experienced by those who have been waiting for Vantage, so it's understandable that there has been some negative response around the release details. The pre-sales thread you mention has since been closed for further discussion since the initial questions asked were responded to, so likewise I will close this thread to avoid duplicate discussion of the topic.
To clarify for the benefit of anyone reading this thread who is not aware of the details: The Vantage theme beta release will be March 5th. We are currently testing Vantage internally. Once we complete internal testing, Vantage will be released to Club members and a select group of beta testers. The list for beta testers is closed.