After a little more than 1.5 years, I finally received that long-awaited email:
It took me an embarassing 4 attempts (5 if you count the time I attempted the exam but could not complete due to infrastructure problems on OffSec's end), but I can now proudly say that I am a holder of the OSCP ceritifcation. I won't be doing a write-up of my thoughts about the course and exam since there are about a million of those out there already on the web, but I will say that I thoroughly enjoyed the experience leading up to this point. No other certification or course has provided such a challenge that also left me feeling like I actually gained legitimate skills.
Now time for some relaxation until the next challenge :)