I'm quite depressed about it. I just got in, but it was a very painful waiting game. And now that I'm in, I can't get past book 1 for some reason.... Since they are now sending out emails daily, tomorrow is a good chance for you to get in.
They're not releasing all the books at once; I'm not sure of the release schedule, but I heard that they're going to be releasing one book per year. I'm not sure I buy that, but I haven't heard anything different.
I'm not too thrilled about being a Ravenclaw, but I'm dealing with it. I figure, if my friend gets the house I want, we'll swap, since she's more of a Ravenclaw fan. But she won't be in for another day or two.
I don't like this waiting for the books though. I mean, you can easily finish book 1 in something like 30 minutes.
Well, they can't release all of the content in the Beta, or it would all get leaked and there would be no point. They've gotta keep advertisers (Sony) on board over an extended period of time to support the site; the best way to do that is to stagger the release dates and to keep us all fighting for the House Cup in-between releases. A year going by between each release might be a bit too long, though; they're more likely to lose users than keep them around at that rate.