In my opinion testing is about helping improve the game and about a cooperative attitude towards that goal. I'm sure the development team has more important things to do than spend their time dealing with unnecessary drama about this.
I'd much rather see a mechanism to allow transfers from live via overwrite or some other mechanism than have a wipe. I really don't want to go through yet another XP event and regearing, etc.
More important than my own petty little desires, its essential to test all aspects of the leveling/building experience as it exercises very important parts of the game - enhancements, lowbie quests, new items, etc..etc.. Without such testing, DDO would be in very big trouble.
Say, can those who want to transfer their toons from live but already have them here on Lamma buy a rename token in the Lamma store and rename, then copy their toon over from live?
Remember, a character copy that claims to fail may not have failed. Be sure to check.