Face the facts. Early start is just open beta with a new name. Open beta was closed beta but most players had to pay to play. The released game will be open beta for about another year until they can come out with a expansion that will cost more money. Then open beta will start over again under a new name. Atari is going to set the bar for future mmos. Why do free closed or open beta when we can charge the player for helping fix the problems with the game.
You obviously have no idea how a MMO is run. This one is comparatively fantastic to a majority of the other MMO betas and releases I've seen. Not to mention but... THIS IS HEADSTART, so live with it and be thankful.