So there is one DOT&E quote out of all the reports and testimonies that comes out of the unexpurgated December 2014 (for 2015) DOT&E Report that I don't see anyone pushing out to the uneducated masses anytime soon. It is the final paragraph of the report's Executive Summary, Page 10:
In summary, the F-35 program is showing steady progress in all areas – including development, flight test, production, maintenance, and stand-up of the global sustainment enterprise. The program is currently on the right track and will continue to deliver on the commitments that have been made to the F-35 Enterprise. As with any big, complex development program, there will be challenges and obstacles. However, we have the ability to overcome any current and future issues, and the superb capabilities of the F-35 are well within reach for all of us.Everything else in the media that surrounds the F-35/DOT&E reportage is about either rallying the mouth-breathers or herding the sheep.