Is the Dreamliner Just a Dream?

I used to think vapourware was unique to IT. But after hearing that the Dreamliner, which was originally scheduled to ship back in May 2008, has been delayed yet again, I am beginning to think that Boeing has found a way to effectively translate the concept into aviation. Yes they have planes, and yes some of them fly, but they never seem to work. At this point I am starting to wonder if they are anything more than 767s with a new outer shell and a few cosmetic upgrades to the interior. If movie sets can recreate entire towns with nothing more than drywall and a few 2×4’s and pull the wool over our eyes everyday, why can’t aviation companies?

I guess we just wait for the next analysis of the continuing fiasco from Bob:

or Doug: