As far as I am concerned, if the thing is only the clip and does not affect the sound quality, I would have taken it nonetheless :-)
So if you have one of those that is ready to ship with the "old" clip an,d are ready and willing to ship it, I won't complain about that... and will review it taking that in consideration.
My real fear with all those complications, is that the original price will grow and get past what I was willing to spend.
So, besides the first request (shipping with "defective" clip, my question is : do you know for sure what the selling price will be ? I think it was announced for 99$ but is already said to be released for 119$. So do you know what the final price will be ? Will it include shipping to Europe ?