I remember Cainne, too! The more the merrier, and I hope to be there eventually, too (but not as Boktok, probably as Gordion if I can).
Perhaps I'm overly paranoid thinking the game gods are conspiring against me, but I finally broke down and bought Rift. So what happens? After installing it, I get an error 2002, which turns out to mean that I neglected to register. Ok, fine. I login since I created and account for the final beta, and begin the registration process. Although you get 30 days free, you still have to select a payment plan. I do this, then hit submit, and after a minute or so of what appears to be Trion authentication, up pops a "Page cannot be displayed" error.
As has been drilled into my head, never ever try to reload/resubmit a monetary transaction page. So instead I attempt to go to the Account page and find that while I was registering they took the registration site down for maintenance. Perhaps I'll see you all some day...
Edit: I guess I should have complained sooner! As soon as I finished posting the message above, I figured I'd try registration and it worked! Now I just have to download everything.