Sorry it took you so long for yours. I am most curious to see how long it takes for an instructor that uses the fully automated system. I am sure there is some truth to the luck of the draw in processing times. I still find it sort of sad that it costs in time and fees to obtain that which is a Constitutional Right. On the other side there is something to be said for training requirements.
Others please chime in with your experience in Texas. Please open other strings for other states.
I would concur with the sentiments about the constitutional rights. There are alternate ways to get the training requirement. One could have a state hold you to a stricter standard unless you completed a training program. Responsibility IS a part of rights, and there are ways to reflect same without getting into "licensing" or "granting priviledges".