I just submitted my first design team application. The deadline is tomorrow. I struggled a little with the timing. I didn't want to wait until the last minute, but I worried about being seen early in the process and being forgotten about. Who knows, maybe a lot of people already submitted their applications, after all, the 22nd is the deadline, the last day, not the first day they're accepting apps. We'll see how it goes! They'll make the announcement on the 29th, so I only have to wait one week :D
Wish me luck!