The same issue. The SSH Key process ask for a root password to complete. I din't receive even the first root password nor droplet create notification. Frustrating
Same issue. Googling will find you so many issues with the root password email not coming through. Was testing to see how digitalocean compares as a VPS provider...not a great start.
I too experienced this problem with initial creation of the droplet. However, resetting the droplet's root password triggered the email.
Until the issue is fixed, try this:
Check your email, you should have received the access password. At least I did.