well, i doubt it's much consolation, but plenty of other people have had this exact same rant (including me)... it's enraging isn't it ? if it's from Tor, perhaps you can hope that the sequel will *soon* be available, since they seem to be getting interested in ebooks. perhaps it would be helpful to write a letter to the publisher, telling them just exactly how you feel ; possibly it would make you feel better, and if you're *really* lucky it might even motivate them to publish an ebook of the sequel... (we can dream right ?)
in any case, i envy you your hammer. could i borrow it from time to time ?