Thanks, fellas. It looks like you can install the game on May 14th after 11AM est, so there's at least that minor thing going for us. The launch time is utter rot, though. 3AM est = I certainly won't be playing at that point. Suppose I could take the day off work and start at 8AM or something to that effect. Just kinda lame it's not midnight EST. Methinks you could get around the time zone crap with VPN tunneling if other regions go live earlier, but you'd be stuck on that region. Not going to bother with that rubbish at any rate.
@aragorn - I'm not like batshite crazy excited or anything myself. I just know I'll enjoy the game and am looking forward to it. Could be all I do is play the game for a few weeks, but I'm confident it will be fun - not sure how it could really be all that bad if you liked diablo 2 or torchlight. You are still clicking on stuff and still getting item drops and still having multiple classes to play with and try out. So, even if there are gripes about the leveling system, etc, the core elements are there... the story continues... I'd wager any cgi videos will be excellent (as we've come to expect). And you can go at it with a pal if you like as well. So, even if the conclusion is that you don't like diablo 3 as much as you hoped you would, pretty damn sure you'll have fun along the way. Hopefully enough to cover the cost of admission. And last, even if you don't give that much of a rip, if you came across some great loot, you could try to sell it at the auction house. I really have little idea how all that works, but I'm sure I'll check it out at some point.