After lurking and dreaming for years, I pulled the trigger and ordered my RV-14A empennage kit on 1/6/22; estimated lead time was 8+ months. I see that the lead time is now estimated to be 9 months for empennage kits.
While I wish the lead time was shorter, it works for me. I'm splitting my time between my home in Fort Wayne, IN (which will be the aeroplane works), Littleton, CO (for my day job and ski season
) and Lake Tahoe (for my father-in-law) over the next few months so it gives me time to get my shop in order, take the 2 day EAA sheet metal class with my wife in Oshkosh this summer, and complete the practice kits!