Why did it take so long?

Searching through iTunes Music Store I found this page that mentions all the details of the iTunes store for Australia. I was interested to note that the date at the bottom of the page is 27 April!

This begs the question: Why did the store not go live until October? Why were we strung along for so long?

OK That's two questions. Really, this is just a point of interest... but what interest! Have a look at the page for yourself.