Star Wars: The Old Republic Server Queues and Missing CD Keys

In a brief post to the official Star Wars: The Old Republic website, executive producer Jeff Hickman attempts to quell growing fears over the substantial waiting queues that are building up on some of the game's servers. The gist of it:
We know there have been questions about the queues on the servers, so we wanted to take a moment to give you some insight.

In order to ensure that the service would be smooth and stable, we staged how we brought people into the Early Game Access program, adding people in waves. As you know, there are a lot of folks who want to play the game right now and we want to make sure they have lots of people to play with. Balancing this with figuring out when to bring new servers online to help alleviate the size of the queues is part art and part science. On one hand, you do not want people to wait too long on the other hand, you want to make sure that people have a dynamic, engaging community to play with for long after launch. Either way, we have one clear objective to make sure folks have fun.

While we can't promise that there won't ever be queues, we can promise you that we are taking this matter seriously and constantly reviewing them to make sure that they are manageable and reasonable.
Additionally, there's a post on the official forums indicating that at least some of the Collector's Editions are being shipped out without the leaflet containing the official CD key. BioWare has yet to make an official statement about it, but if they do, we'll let you know about it.