So THAT'S what a closed beta starting area looks like half an hour after going live!!
I gave up after less than 5 minutes, way too much lag! And then read later that they'd opened up 2 more servers to cope with that and the log in queue time. No matter, I have the rest of the weekend and most of Monday to decide if it's worth more investment .. when hopefully the "got to get there first's" have got there already!
4 hours ago