A few updates -
*Finally* got in touch with Hornady today after several weeks of phone tag. They are keeping busy! Lead time is 4 months, sounds about like the Lee custom dies deal. SOOOOOO.... its the end of June now which will put the ETA for dies at around Halloween. $145 for the die set. This is very competitive with the other companies who make custom dies so I'm OK with that.
Here's a question - forming brass. They quoted me $160 for the hydralic forming dies. I'm wondering what with the cost and availability (!!!) of primers if this may be worth it. I plan to form a couple hundred rounds, and probably more over time. Although it may be more fun to fireform the brass