I hate to be a Fanboy, but I have to say:
Google/Motorola did a phenomenal job with the phone, the software and working with multiple carriers very quickly to put the Moto X out there. They kicked off the innovative motomaker, opened a new US-based factory, and then proceeded to wrangle the legal aspects and what-not of a dev edition to put it out in relatively short order.
I agree that there were some mishaps and nothing ever goes exactly as planned, and I guess Mr. Punit Soni, just like many of us was excited and had the best expectations when he made his comments. I too was checking multiple times a day for when the Dev would be released. I even bought a non-dev version and ended up returning it, not because I didn't like it, but because I could see the possibilities that this phone brings to the table... Especially with an unlocked bootloader.
But... Motorola never officially promised dates and quickly resolved a myriad of issues to execute a successful launch.
As far as I'm concerned, the Moto X is a game changer for Google, and I'm sure many lessons were learned and the next release will be even better in all respects.
I'm proud of Google, Motorola and Mr. Punit Soni.
It's not a perfect phone, and it wasn't the perfect launch, but It's a great phone, and a great promise for the future.