Where do you live William?
I would be more than happy to have your machine come stay with me for a while in my 'Adopt-A-FLUX' Program
All I have so far from the Upgrade Kit is the Order Confirmation number. I have not received the tracking number yet, which leads me to believe that they have not shipped. I also noticed that the new FLUX store is running on Shopify platform, so when you go to the main FLUX3DP site and check 'Orders' nothing shows up there except your original KS order. Apparently there is no connection between the two systems.
As far as getting you up and running, Most of us have not actually upgraded anything. A few have, yes, but most of us have replaced parts or repaired them, or found ways to improve them. We are more than happy to help you to get your machine running and making nice prints, whether that be here, or in the Facebook group, usually somebody is always around. We are literally spread around the globe now.
If your machine has functional problems, don't hesitate to open a support ticket. It can be tedious, but the FLUX Support team is very thorough, it may take some time but they will get you repaired.
If it is just settings issues or setup issues, or you just want some guidance when you get the upgrad kit, that is no problem. I know I will be posting here and on FB, and I am sure several others will be too, so there will be a lot of 'guides' and 'go-bys' to follow along to do the upgrades. With that in mind, I'll try to prepare to some posts that way, it's a great idea, and you make a good point, some of us may be a bit more mechanically inclined or have more time or whatever the case may be.