I received a card today as a result of my direct request, in which Richard included 5 green stamps (I had only sent 4).
I am very pleased. Thank you, guys.
I am trying not to let this get the better of me. Now that T30PY has uploaded all their logs to LoTW I really should be satisfied. It was, after all, an all time new one for me.
I think what put a sour taste in my mouth was their initial statement that for $20 they would upload immediately to LoTW. I thought that was a bit steep, and only gave $5. This was on October 23, while OQRS was still working. Then, on January 23, they stated "All QSL requests for T30PY/T30SIX via OQRS were processed and the cards are on the road!".
I also sent a direct request, with an additional $4, on February 18. Still a bit early to expect any return on that.
In 10 years, the only other entity I sent for (direct) without success was for SU9VB. I was in one of his last LoTW uploads, however, so I do have Egypt. And, I feel confident that I can get that card from Vlad anytime I want to for a whole lot less than $20.