Like, seriously. Luck had nothing to do with RJ being one of the first two people to receive R1S.
That happens to be Scaringe himself.If I ran Rivian I wouldn't have accepted the first R1T or R1S. I'd have given it to the hardest working and longest serving employee and asked them to share their real world feedback with the team in order to improve the product for our customers.
I'd also do this for every new model and on an annual basis.