As to the poll, there should be a "none of the above" option. I believe the real fault is the end user, who isn't patient enough to just sit and wait without jumping on the speculation bandwagon (although they play some nice music on the bandwagon, so I've heard.)
I'm not rooted, and don't plan to. I'm also not 'salivating' or complaining about no 2.1 My phone works fine for what I need it for - to make phone calls. But if I were to be suspicious and paranoid, I would point people to the link I found last week where it's Verizon who is holding back the OTA, because they don't like how "open" Android is, and they are looking for a way to restrict the phones like all the "regular" Verizon phones (read what ATT is supposedly going to do with Android phones, and you'll get the picture).
Motorola says 2.1 will be available. When it passes all the beta tests and works as good as possible, it will be released. Until the day when there is a definite date, there's nothing to be done except, whine, cry, berate, speculate, and let the rumors run rampant on the interwebs.
And we all know how factual the internet is.