Before you drive yourself crazy with this, have a look at this EHX forum thread. Read all the way to the later posts. This development is the only thing that had me pulling my 8 Step Program preorder at the last second.
Here's hoping that they get it resolved soon (and that you weren't unfortunate enough to get one from the bad batch). It really is an innovative product, and I can't wait to add it to my pedalboard setup. But reliable MIDI control is essential to me.