I don't see how anyone can expect to play yet at all here in NA - being as opening day is not actually until September 22, NA time. When they talked about the game being playable the 21st, I thought that basically meant in Japan it would be - not here.
Idk, I'm getting the CE (hopefully tomorrow in the overnight mail) but I don't really expect to be able to start playing until the 23rd or 24th. Any launch of any new MMO is going to have these same problems, so we may as well get used to it.
Just Play - Have Fun!