Well, when something seems too good be true, even if we are just talking about a visa to Saudi Arabia, it probably is...
The Saudi Commission for Tourism and Antiquities (SCTA) has now denied that it will issue tourist visas starting in June 2015. Instead, it will continue to focus on building infrastructure to better serve the needs of local tourists; the citizens and residents of Saudi Arabia.
Tourist visas for foreigners may still come one day -- the SCTA called it a "postponement" rather than a permanent policy -- but don't expect anything soon, especially when transit visas are no longer available.
Oh well...so much for that!