Screw it. I'm ordering an Airowear Outlyne vest. I need a vest, and this one gets great reviews, plus it's got the same characteristics I liked about the RP: wide selection of sizes, shoulder protectors available, BETA 3, shaped for female form, and last and least, lots of XC colors available.
I am not waiting around any longer.
(Twin Rivers and Favorite Stuff posts below, btw.)