Nintendo has finally confirmed the release date of the 3DS's e-shop update.  They did it by announcing a delay!  The e-shop will no longer be launching late May, but will be available the evening of June 6th in the United States.  Japan and Europe will get the update a day later on June 7th.
While the delay is a sad thing don't forget that they are doing this in order to have your free game of Excitebikes ready and to make sure everything is working the way it should.  And hey they could even be adding something new in.