We ordered ours in late January and picked it up mid-April. We have about 1500 miles on it, 3 trips, about 17 nights, temps ranging from 30 to 96 and a *lot* of rain. We researched for almost 3 years before deciding on AF and the 32A. We're absolutely delighted with it and, other than a few nits we found that the dealer fixed, we've had a total of 3 issues with it (staple in overhead door track, had to adjust awning to roll properly, and a screw that had to be re-positioned in a light fixture). That's it. Features and workmanship exceeded our already high expectations.
We believe part of the painlessness of our experience is having chosen a great dealer. We drove 1000 miles from Dallas to Minneapolis to buy from Niemeyer Trailers. They've got a golden rep and they were great to deal with. Their prep was extensive and probably accounts for our not having any significant problems. I also had them install things like power management systems and a second air conditioner which they did flawlessly.
Our short list of manufacturers was Northwood, Grand Design, Outdoors and (early on, before we decided we wanted a more rugged trailer) Lance.
Good luck on whatever you end up with. If it's the 32A you're going to love it--the open living space and the storage are outstanding.