Ah, you're pretty much the same as me.Actually, I've been lurking here since not long after the project was conceived. It's just that I decided to wait until they were starting production before ordering, that way I wouldn't be out of pocket for too long.
If I was to ask about getting one without nubs, and having the nubs sent to me when the problems were all overcome, would they do that? Thinking about what they're used for, I doubt I'd really use them - that's if I'm right in assuming they're used to control the mouse and as analogue game controls.
AFAIK the nubs get attached to the boards in the US factory, so I wouldn't think it would be possible to get one without them. You should've joined the one nub club a couple of months back