I, too, wrote this exam on August 2nd. I did so with the anticipation of receiving my score prior to September 1st, so that I could be more competitive for the match process.
I spoke to a representative of ECFMG, who was unnecessarily rude about the situation. My speculation is that they are getting bombarded with phone calls and emails (as they should be). For every comment, concern or question I made/asked, her response was "you need to read the website."
I assured her I had, and politely pointed out that the format was to change on or around the 3rd of August, yet the score delay would affect those taking the exam from August 3rd through mid-September.
In a word, this is terribly unfortunate for us. I firmly believe every attempt should be made to rectify the situation, however, it is no longer in our hands. The information is unclear, period. Why they decided to make such a change at such a crucial time is far beyond me.
We must stay positive, focused, and keep in mind that this is just one of many obstacles we have to overcome. Surely residency programs have been made aware of this delay. For whatever small piece of mind it may offer, we did what we were supposed to do, and we wrote this exam with the intention of avoiding the score delay. Eventually, everything will work out.
Thank you for your time and my apologies for the rant!
All the best to each of us, and God speed with our score reports.