It took three hours last night to transfer items from my first character that I was retiring so I could start a new character. There really should be a way to just start a new character with all the stuff from an old character - latinum, EC, bank, ships, etc. - without having to jump through hurdles in order to do it. And it is particularly unpleasant when you have these limited edition rewards that you can't simply "reclaim" when they're gone. If this game is going to last more than a few years then we're going to accumulate a LOT of stuff and if we're not all going to be VAs hanging out in ESD twiddling our thumbs we're going to need an option for recycling our characters and our awards, trophies we've earned with them.