Unfortunately I haven't received any response yet. I'll be sending the blog out and asking again for some updates. I'll be away for the holidays starting tomorrow, though. Also FYI -- Atari's office will be closed all of next week.
Things are looking grim for getting a fix, or even an admission of fault, this year. Please continue to get the word out about the lag situation; it would be unfortunate for others to feel swindled because of their ignorance.