I'm in the exact same boat, hoping for the exact same thing. I *SO* want those books on Friday, not Monday.
You do realize that is just a scripted response from a service center in India right?
I spoke to the local store where I ordered my books. They haven't received them yet, but when they do they aren't releasing them early unless WotC releases retailers from the street date. Since they are a small operation, being cut off from WotC would be bad for them. My guess is WotC doesn't care about "losing" sales from a few small stores (by cutting them off), as those customers will still buy their product elsewhere.
Moral of the story... the little local retailers have to play by the rules, the big boys don't.
I just picked mine up from a retailer here at a local mall. I went there to see if they had a sale on all 3 books together, and when I walked up, lo and behold, there was the cardboard display with the books inside.
Does the retailer rhyme with "Maldencrooks" or "Porters" Express?
I ordered from amazon.com strictly because the two local shops I'm aware of are owned by the same guy and managed by arrogant pricks that I refuse to give my business to. I'd buy from a local gaming shop if there was one that wasn't run this way...