Well I'm stuck now as I'm waiting to get into the Memory Alpha system, probably in total been waiting 5 hours now, I've TaskManager'd out a couple of times and tried logging in again. Logging is ok. This loading bug is a serious problem and I hope to God that they sort this one out in the short time they have before launch.
i tried again to get through early this morning when i figured network traffic would be a bit lower, and after 5 or 10 minutes i finally got through to the server. looks like it's a server load issue, which makes sense considering they're prob trying to determine max server capacity before launch. i'll try again later during a time where there's likely to be more traffic and hopefully i'll still be able to get in.