Many of us have to plan for our play time. I think like me many get time on the weekends at night after all our responsibilities are sleeping lol. I think the fair and reasonable thing for SE to do for us is to delay our billing cycle to begin on Sept 2nd. That gives us next weekend for the free and early access we paid for. That is of course assuming its playable by then.
That would make me far happier than a stupid hat or some other useless cosmetic item.