It's being gated so that we don't have 300.000 people trying to kill the same 20 mobs in the early levels. Think about it and it makes sense. The way that they are doing it really is the only fair way to gate the early access. Can you imagine the ************/moaning if it were just opened up to this many people at once?
They can't win, whichever way they go. Someone will always be upset. We'll all be playing within 7 days... I can't wait, but I will