This site has now been in beta for 441 days. We've exceeded by far all of the target metrics required for launch (except questions per day -- but our questions tend to be more engaging and most are interesting to a wide swath of the community). I don't want to keep beating a dead pony.
Instead, what I'd like to know, is whether it would be possible to go ahead and have elections? I was appointed as a moderator pro tempore based on a week of activity, well over a year ago now -- longer than the term of elected moderators. There are now plenty of people qualified to do the job, and the community is well established.
If Stack Exchange can't commit to a launch date, can we at least have elections? Or is it true that Joel Spolsky hates democracy? Pretty please. Think of the children.