Typically when there is a large volume of requests, things will get backed up. With RIM, it is best not to wait to the last minute to do things if you are needing something from them. In regards to the keys, 1-2 hours is a great improvement from before. One must be patient with RIM. If you don't, you will drive yourself nuts.
"To all the #BBdevs waiting to be approved as Vendors, we're working as fast as we can! There are a lot of you. Thanks for your patience "
"When you become a level 3 developer, you learn to communicate over the ether. I'm told that level 5 developers are ascend into a higher level of existence beyond the physical realm." gord888 @ crackberry