lizfox et al.
The directories are indeed being mailed in large groups. An RCI Guide can check your account to see when you should expect to receive yours. Or, you may of course send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org
with TUG in the subject line and the Communications Team will check for you.
The first three months of the year are by far RCI's busiest. It has long been a challenge for us to answer our members' calls in a timely manner during this time. Directories tend to drive call volumes higher, which of course is a good thing, unless they are too high for us to handle quickly. One reason we stagger the directory mailings is to help spread the call volumes a bit thinner so that we can more effectively handle them.
Then there is the sheer size of the printing and distribution job to consider - a nearly 500-page book going to around 2 million members in North America alone. The staggered mailings help here as well. EV Extra is a scheduled mailing of around 24 pages that has less impact on call volumes.
Do check with our staff to see when you should expect your 2006 directory and follow up if you don't receive it within a week or two of the projected time.