Wow...this really degenerated quickly!
To answer the original question: yes. I will wind up checking FedEx or UPS or whatever tracking almost hourly to find out where my parts are. I know it doesn't make them show up any faster, but it makes me happy knowing where they are. Then when they do show up...and I do a little dance at my desk (I usually get some odd looks, but who cares...parts are IN!), and take a few minutes to go home and pick 'em up and stare at them for the rest of the day at work.