I finally got my beta key after a full day of error page mayhem, boot up the client (had it from closed beta), and get slapped in the face with a slow, large update.
But you know what? This music playing in the background is SO FREAKING GOOD that I don't mind the update. I just can't wait to get into the world and discover more amazing bonds between a location and its "theme song". Nobuo Uematsu never disappoints.