Yeah its a bummer as we all wanted to beat the rush hour of new users before it goes retail.
I am always amazed at the number of people who do not commit to a game - reservations etc. Then later on the release date they are running around like a fast moving zombie "Hey you got that game that just came out??" Retail person ' "No we sold out already... did you reserve? All we have left are the reservations." Zombie customer - "Grrrgggrrrllll" stumbles out the door.
Same. After having to download the game *three times* to get it to install - Impulse really let me down on this one - and now this, my "head start weekend" is rapidly passing me by and I haven't even created a character yet.