Eventually Steam stopped eating itself and I was able to reserve one, figured $5 and the ability to cancel at anytime make it safe to get in line. The main Steam Deck page looked like around when I got mine reserved availability was Q2. Honestly I started thinking about how it could run Windows programs and tinkering with that stuff, especially things like NDI, vMix and other video production stuff I do for fun.
Side note per the last few posts: If you’re interested in a new GPU and want to pay MSRP, might I recommend checking the Newegg Shuffle everyday, it’s a raffle basically. I eventually got selected and got a 3080 Ti for no markup at $1200. It’s often bundled with PSU, motherboard or RAM that you can use or turn around and sell (maybe ever at a markup with the tech third-party market what it is). They do the new consoles occasionally too.
Running RDR2 at 4k with ultra settings and getting over 60fps on this 3080 Ti was almost worth $1200.