I don't think the whole thing with DJ is representative of Dan Oberloh's normal turnaround time for restoration.
That said, the following note appears on his website:
Due to our on going backlog of major projects, please contact the shop regarding scheduling a restoration of your instrument. We always strive to exceed our customers expectations on restorations, unfortunately this has made out queue long. We are still taking in standard repairs, maintenance work and valve rebuilds and you can expect our normal quality expediency on these projects, including general woodwind repairs and mechanical overhauls. Thank you.
This is what happens when you have a really good reputation - you end up with lots and lots of work.