That's a nice step to the right direction. However, I want to know about what they are doing everyday. Not only once per week, every working day there should be something new about the progress of the game and everything related to this. If SE is not going to give us an official forum, let them give us everyday news!
haha. I think you're asking for a little too much there. =P I think the frequency of updates on lodestone are reasonable. It's more than a lot of companies offer.
And as for the official forum, I think their high level of fan site support is a cool way of doing things. I mean yeah Blizzard has that 'awesome' forum and armory setup where you can look up items and such, but........ everyone just uses Wowhead anyway. =x I think SE's approach this time around is pretty cool, with the fan site kits, the plugs for fan sites on their site, etc.
ALSO, you can tell from these updates that they really are staying true to their word and reading the fan site forums for feedback.