So I have been wayting a long time for the waitblade I ordered to finally ship (close to a year and a half now). And I'm still waiting. So I am one of the wayters on the forums.
In the mean time I learned more about mechanical keyboards and alternative layouts, and I found this guy (unikeyboard.io) that makes boutique keyboards kits with unique layouts.
He uses standard components but made his own software, firmware, PCB and enclosures (so some similarities to Waytools, except he uses standard keyswitch). After hesitating a long time I finally ordered a Diverge Terminus Mini at the end of May, and apparently he also suffered a few delays (more similarities to Waytools!) for the assembly due to being hospitalized (he ships kits and you can request the kit to be assembled). But! he told his customers on his blog. And he posted a picture of the kits that he will assemble, and I could see mine! (a split matrix keyboard with a green acrylic case, so it is on the left of the pile of kits in the second picture, it looks like a numpad - !! warning !! : Intravenous/needle entry point in the first picture) hospital visit + kits picture post.
The layout of the Diverge Terminus Mini is very similar to that of the textblade in terms of keys (split matrix, 3 rows of 6 + 1 row of 5 keys on each half). The case contains magnet so both halves can stick together.
It is a wired keyboard, but as I don't have bluetooth at the office I though I'd get a keyboard with a similar layout to the textblade for there, and I'd use it to train until I receive the textblade.
I'm still waiting for both the TextBlade and the Terminus Mini, but the race is on!