My dealer was also requiring $1000 deposits to secure a car. That's where I'm at now.They told us the same thing, that almost 2/3rds of their allocation coming in December is already spoken for, these guys are taking $1000 deposit per vehicle. He did tell me that not many people have wanted the Bronze Edition at all.
I haven't seen the Bronze Edition except in photos but it does nothing for me either. And although I generally prefer more subdued colors (I getting Magnetic Gray) the Cement color reminds me of modelling clay and is a color I couldn't live with. To each their own though. I've notice several manufacturers have similar colors.