I have two thoughts.
1) What was the state of the game Beta 4? Beta 5? Beta 6? ONE DAY after beta 6 (re hotfix for 4gb people)? Fifteen days to go. Let me extrapolate...see where I am going?
2) The guys deciding on this have collectively many decades of experience with their careers and their reputations on the line for their flagship game. Huh, wonder if they might have a clue what they are doing?
Well, no problem, let's just wait and see. But I would bet heavy they will do what is right for the franchise. And as I have said before, if they mess up (hard to believe after 50 hrs on 0.90) as can happen to ANY game company, they at least have a solid gold track record of making it up to their fans.
And as Larsenex says, this alpha-beta with bugs and all has been so much more fun that everything else similar combined I can't even calculate it. I have had more fun with this game BEFORE release than with many AAA titles after,
(Even if they haven't sent me my official G.C.F.B. identity card yet! Get the lead out ok?)