1) True. But I'm getting annoyed having to flip between Amazon and WotC site just to get product descriptions.
2) Also true. But one day, we'll TAKE OVER THE WORLD!! Oh wait, we have. And Bill Gates is our king. (Or Steve Jobs, if you're a 'rebel'.)
Oh, Mr. Barnett: they don't need the physical item to put up a product description. The publisher makes this available along with all the other product information (incl. pricing and launch date) long before the product ships. And if you look around, even D&D products published years ago have no descriptions. They just don't like us. Sniff.
On a different note: just received 'Keep on the Shadowfell' and the 4ed rules are brilliant. The way powers work, healing surges, skills, action points - it's all brilliant. (IMHO) I can't wait to run a few games, looks like it will be a lot more fun for the players (and the DM). I'll post a proper review once I've gotten into the adventure with my group.