I'm sorry, but yes - it is supply chain issues. Any delivery complaints from 2018 would have been from the initial demand as the unit was announced in 2018, so that's hardly a reasonable comparison.
More expensive items are not more available than other units; DJMs and CDJs are sold out in the US and Canada.
There have been no "prioritizations" and equally, no "deprioritizations." Stock is shipping out to dealers as quickly as we can make them and get them over the Pacific.
I'll direct you to ask your dealer for their expected timelines, but they seldom know as delivery dates keep changing thanks to production shutdowns at factories in China.
Thank you for your patience, we hope to be able to sell you product soon.