But what can you do? DAW, with that little penguin attached to their name, is a huge publisher. If you get picked up by them, it's worth the effort and worth the wait. While I don't like the cruel wait time and I don't like that I have to keep it stowed away while I wait for that response, there's nothing I can do about it. There has been and is going to be a ton of things I won't like about the business part of writing. When I'm tired of waiting, I'll pull it from their consideration. In the meantime, the thing that keeps me from biting my nails or pacing back and forth in front of my mail box is that I'm continuing to write and continuing to submit new things.
With whatever you do and where ever you submit, there will be wait times. Not necessarily as lengthy as DAW, but there will be a wait, no matter where you submit. If you're not continuing to write then there's no point in any of it.
Peace and Happiness,