We are not really getting the run around. Verizon is most likely trying to kill the Wifi Tethering built into 2.2 or trying to make a modification so that they can charge for it. Also, they are extreamly slow in releaseing software updates. From the time 2.1 was released it was about 3-4 months before the Over the Air update when out. Google released 2.2 in June, so September/October is a more realistic expectation of when it will be released. Also Verizon does not like to give out any information on updates. They prefer to keep us in the dark for what ever reason....
Your only option to waiting is to put 2.2 on the phone yourself and take the risk that is associated with doing that...
Seems that everyone always thinks their entitled to something. Anyways, Froyo updates are rumored to begin late next week but who knows.
Having worked in and done software testing in a few different industries, I'd be inclined to say they're still in the testing phase or final release phase.
There may be some issues they're still trying to contend with.
Many of us who post to boards like these would typically "tolerate" some minor flaws in order to get our hands on the latest & greatest bleeding edge technology.
The fact is, if an organization such as VZW releases something only partially tested (aka half baked) they'll have to pony up the support costs associated with dealing with all of the "regular Joe/Jane" users who don't know how to perform clever workarounds. These support costs come in the form of additional staffing, additional internal training, additional documentation, and worst of all, subscriber attrition due to poor end user experience.
So, while I, like many others, are pacing like an expectant father in a delivery room for the release of some FroYo goodness, I can certainly understand and appreciate the business case this organization has to contend with.
If you truly cannot wait, I'm sure there are other avenues of approach one can take if they truly want to be on the bleeding edge. A simple google search will reveal what I'm talking about.