I would have been paying for this game back in June. One of the most stable, fun MMOs I've ever played even in beta. Granted some of the later patches took the fun notch down a bit, but still comes out on top of anything else.
How cruel of Blizzard to release on the day I'm leaving town for a week, away from my sweet magical techno crack dealing box of joy that my computer shall soon become. DAMN FAMILY AND SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY, DAMN THEM TO HELL!
As for not having a character wipe, can you say level 60 dwarven mages? Methinks it'll be a clean slate, as sad as I will be to lose my warlock so close to getting an infernal.