Matt, welcome to the forum and congratulations on your purchase! Soon, you will find that the bullet you bit wasn't that bad afterall compared to what you can do with GPO in your music. GPO is a very serious tool for any composer in any field of music.
Many well wishes. Looking forward to hearing your music soon.
Don't know which online source you ordered from so I can't really say on shipping. For those who take advantage of the Composer Channel discount & order from us, we ship UPS ground and orders typically ship within 24 hours, sometimes the same day. We also email the UPS tracking number so that you can monitor the progress.
Whether it's coming by pony express or carrier pidgeon, you'd better catch up on your sleep now. You won't get any once you've installed and started playing with it!