Well for those of you having trouble getting in and can at least get to the character select screen, I may have a solution for you as I figured out an interesting little trick last night because I couldn't get in and I really wanted to play. It's nothing revolutionary, but it gets you in without having to physically sit there and keep trying to push log in over and over.
1-If you have an available arcade stick, plug it in to your computer before you boot up the game
2-calibrate it to whatever buttons in the game itself (doesn't really matter)
3-set turbo to whatever button is confirm/x and put something on it that is heavy enough to keep the button down.
The only downsides to this other than you can't use your PC during the process is you do have to check occasionally and make sure you didn't get thrown into a queue. Around 6 minutes of doing this last night, I did it once manually and saw there was a queue to enter instead of 1017.
I don't know if it's necessary to go this far as I don't know how the 1017/queue system works, but it got me during peak times twice.