So, TESO is shaping up to be quite a mess. Pre-order allows you to make any race on any faction, don't pre-order and you are locked to specific races depending on faction. CE and you get a brand new, otherwise unplayable, race available on all factions. Mention of a cash shop on top of the subscription fee, despite the fact they justified the sub fee by saying they didn't want to gate content behind a paywall. Kind of entertaining to watch, but I'm sure as hell not buying.
Agreed. I've decided that Wildstar will be the last game that I pre-order the CE for (probably pre-order at all). I'm really hoping it delivers, but under no delusion that it's entirely possible it doesn't.
I hope Elliath posts his thing soon, he made a really good point about server and faction, and starting areas - make sure you stay tuned to the thread about faction voting - just because you voted, doesn't mean you can't change your mind after reading some of the comments other members are making!