Don't worry people. I come from another MMO I was very close to from 2001 on (about the same time PotBS team started), when it was just a forum, up until now. That game was first to be released, but has known a lot of troubles due to its indie status. It still has a lot of promise, but it has lost me.
I think this game has every potential to be a hit and a good game in one (rare in MMO circles that). I've spent my waiting time somewhere else, but I know what it's like to sit and wait for the first in-game experience for over 5 years and I can assure you there's no reason to leave this one from what I've seen. And I'm not even a beta tester here.
And yes, the extremely young crowd will be something to suffer the first months, but that's why I applied to this lot.