All we can confirm now is that we are working towards making it available at a later date. Your disappointment is totally understandable; thanks for hanging in there. We'll be providing updates as they become available.
My friend got the retail version and he said he is having very few to no problems at all. I am just a big steam fan and love the auto updates and news. Still looking forward to the first Spider-Man game on steam. Lets cross our fingers they get a release date some time soon!