I was actually thinking about posting a thread about this when I found this post. I keep thinking by this point, it seems like even those who advocate later solids are looking at me like I'm nuts.
Gavin turned 10 months old 2 days ago and we've now had two times of "starting" solids - once at 6.5 months when it ended after we found out he was very sensitive to carrots, then again last month when we found out he had a banana allergy. Since then, I've once again had to cut out dairy from my diet (which had previously not been a problem after his initial problems with it at a few months old).
Needless to say, until he puts it in his mouth, he's not getting it.
I've given him a few Oatios to play with so I can eat breakfast in the morning, but, he'll stick them in his mouth and when they get soft, he spits them out again. He tried to swallow a bit of it after it had gotten too soft to spit out but his gag reflex was back (wonder if it's his body telling him after the banana allergy bit that he doesn't need to rush it?).
His energy level is sky high and he's growing well, so I'm not concerned at all. And at least now I can look like a less evil person for not giving him daily solids since he has had not good experiences with them at all.