Major bummer...the kits have been produced and already received, according to the site, by numerous buyers. I resent confirmation emails, as instructed on the website; but, I still haven't received an invoice, nor any replies from Gordon Elliot. As I said before, I've been waiting since 2009 for this kit and it seems like I'm going to be on the outside looking in regarding my purchasing one now. I'm really disappointed with the lack of customer service from Sanger. I would expect, at the very least, some kind of response.
I visited the site after reading your post and noted that they have had a number of communications problems due to a failed motherboard on computer hosting the site (or some such). It does look like they're still making the kit and taking orders for individual variants. Have you sent in a PayPal invoice to pay for it and got nothing back?
It does seem strange to me. This is an exotic product, with a limited buying population I think. Customer goodwill for such an offering would seem to me to be essential. Especially after nine years' wait, I would be steaming.
Before Cutting Edge Resins went out of business I had on order with them for the very longest time their PB4Y-2 conversion. I got repeated emails back telling me that I was at the very top of the list once they got production going again. Then I read on the web that they had given one of the new production kits away at a contest of some kind. To say that I was annoyed would be an understatement. However they did ultimately send one.
I look at it now every once in a while and wonder if I can summon the moxie to actually build a damn thing.
Here's hoping you get your B-52, and that you're not in a "Be careful what you wish for or you just might get it" situation.