The HTC Thunderbolt has had a rough patch when it comes to Gingerbread. Combine lots of rumors, even more leaks, and a pretty poor OTA that ended up getting yanked back and you'll have a mix that's bound to have Android power users up in arms. We're not going to judge anyone here, heck we can't judge -- releasing software isn't easy. Verizon and HTC want you to be happy, because they want you to be a return customer. To quote a great philosopher, "Shit Happens".
Hopefully, the happenings have finished, and according to the official @HTC Twitter account, the powers that be "anticipate the update being available soon." By most accounts, the previous build of Gingerbread was about 90 percent, and the few bugs remaining have hopefully been squashed. We've got Phil's battle-scarred Thunderbolt primed and ready, and as soon as we catch wind of any updates you'll be the first to know.