In my opinion, VE will gradually replace the old editor and the new wave of editors will learn to edit using VE, not the old Wiki markup system. It won't just be a copyediting or "small edit" tool.
Ideally, could any of the interested parties state that they intend to write a VisualEditor training (in English) of some sort? Same as Pine, we do not want to wait ages for it - a two months time seems like a reasonable period that we could wait for. If not, we will write it, and hopefully do some translations of our texts into English if you are interested.