Ok, since you obviously have a hard time with the whole reading comprehension thing I'll use bullet points...
I can read just fine you just have trouble understanding.
1.) not mad at a store for not selling me a game before it's release date.
Its what your first post implied.
2.) mad at SE for setting the release date to coincide with "launch day"
Why? The game has already been released this should not matter in the slightest anyway.
3.) every other MMO out there let you purchase the game a day or two early so you could install and patch before release day.
I have never heard of such MMO.
4.) today is in fact the "release" of the game. Getting in earlier was a perk fir spending extra money on the CE
Today is the release date of the Standard Edition not the game as a whole. The release of the game would have been the moment the servers went live.
5.) People already have been running the SE on servers? WTF. How did they get it?
Do you not understand the concept of the time difference? Of course it will have already been the 30th in some parts of the world while still being the 29th in others. This is exactly what happens with all media.
6.) that seems incredibly fair, let some people who somehow got SE copies in early while making others wait until release date to buy the game and then make them wait to install and patch it
Don't worry I am sure the game will be there when you are done there is no need to race into the game. BTW those people who got it "early" still had to patch the game and wait for installs too.
7.) There us a reason other titles have not done this. People have jobs and a life. For example I will have to wait until I get off of work tonight to buy the game (it's really for my son btw), he will then install it, patch it and then it will be time to go to sleep. They nay as well have released the game tomorrow for people who have actual jobs.
I'm sorry SE didn't check with your personal schedule before releasing their game.
8.) if you live in your mom's basement and play video games all if your waking hours then this, obviously, doesn't affect you.
Because those people don't have to wait for the game to install?
9.) it's not even the end of the world really but if SE hasn't even thought through the rather simple, yet vitally important, logistics of how to actually launch the game then it gives me little hope for the games ultimate survival
You are making it out to be the end of the world. SE released the game exactly when they said they would. They shipped the game on time and retailers got it on time. SE did everything they were supposed to do and again it is not their fault you don't have your copy yet just get over it and wait you are not the only one who has to wait and are not the only one who has a job and has to wait until after work. I promise the game will still be there when you finally get it patched.