Ah, then maybe I'll do the early access after all. It would kind of suck to not have access to the retail client until Saturday for a 30gb install.
Are you sure Beta toons go to live? I read that we get to keep characters between different beta tests if you preorder, but haven't seen them say about live yet. Are you sure? If it's true, that's pretty awesome and I would definitely do at least the last beta test or two.