I haven't had the pleasure. I am seriously considering upgrading my Ether but a bit on the fence and looking to hear glowing or critical reviews from the release version opposed to early review samples.
Same here. Surely there must be some less-annoying way of doing this.
Take the names of everybody who applies within a certain period, then randomly determine winners of the first 40 slots.
As it is, they're selecting for people who are willing and able to sit in front of their computer all day refreshing the dang webpage.
Edit: I'm supposed to go to lunch with my family, but I'm tempted to beg off because I don't want to miss the window. Hopefully Dan will figure out a way in the future that is fair but less aggravating. At least tell us when the thing will be going live, so the entire day isn't clouded by uncertainty.