My life cycle (don’t know about others) ... ... ...
April: Problem started (after applying 887),
May: Too early to expect grant,
June: End of the financial year - grant quota over,
July: Beginning of new financial year,
August: New immigration rules apply,
September: Processing time increased further,
October: Gossip about existing visa conditions,
November: Hopefully, will get some news next month,
December: Holidays...holidays and holidays - no expectation,
January(next year): Hopefully, immi will speed up (but in reality, as it was),
February(next year): Complain ..... complain and complain. You will be loser if you’re not complaining,
March (next year): Hopefully, will get some good news,
April (next year): Oh shit! One year gone still expecting some good news from immi.