i, too, was a victim of the Pre-Release Fiasco of '12, as im sure many of you were.
but, i see a lot of resentment towards the developers, which, while understandable, is a bit unreasonable.
yes, we paid a lot of money for the new expansion, and yes, some features promised to us were borked/not delivered, but i have full faith that the issue will be resolved as quickly as possible.
we have the opportunity to be a part of the game where we can know on a more personal level some of our devs, they communicate to us very often, sometimes even pour their heart out to us (remember bodog's final post?).
im not trying to get too emotional and fuzzy and ****, im just saying, they're gonna fix it, they always do (unless it's an ingredients bag in a shared bank or greensteel in an abbot's stomach), and let's realize that this is the first part of their 'big release' thing they've been working up to, they certainly WANT this to be handled quickly.
im sure many out there will still be angry, but remember- it's just a game! we put 30, 50, 80, 140 bucks into this game today and maybe feel a little screwed over but, did we really? we don't get to play druids until june, we dont get to go to underdark till june, we dont get most of what we paid for till... june. i can wait a couple days to get my xp tome. i wasnt complaining about not having one yesterday.