I do have to say though that if I purchased this game in a store, installed it, and then logged in only to find myself in a 1,000+ person queue I'd be pretty turned off. Maybe if they could put character creation outside of the queue ... or give those folks in queue something to do, maybe a mini-game. I dunno. But I have to agree with those who have said a queue in Head Start does not bode well for retail release.
Call me crazy, but many times in this forum people list a login que as a way to fix server crashes. And personally, I will be happy to wait to log in, if that means the server is UP when I do get in.
The point isn't that there's a queue for me. That's fine It really is better than trying to manually relog and get teh "Server is busy" message all the time.
My problem is that there's a queue of 1200 people in Headstart. This is only the pre-order people playing and they're already behind the 8-ball server wise. Did they really not expect a game with "Star Trek" in the title to be popular? Really? Didn't they know how many people pre-ordered?
If they are so woefully under prepared for just the pre-orders, what's it going to be like on February 2nd?