Windows Phone 8: Updates that Go Around the Carrier?

Hello all!

Now, maybe I'm mistaken, but wasn't the enthusiast program supposed to bring early updates to those who wanted them?

Up for discussion: what is the likelihood of that truly being the case? What do you think the timeframe for this program is? Other thoughts on the idea of the program?

I, for one, love the idea and really hope it's true. Beta testing is a thrill! I'm having trouble believing, however, that the US carriers would be totally fine with a program like this.