While I do think that this whole thing has been a total and complete disaster, free patches, $50 GC, or not, the one thing I am more worried about is people getting other people's order information. Luckily, I received my own order info, but I have no idea if anyone else received mine by mistake. The thing that worries me is that my email confirmation *did* include part of my credit card number (the typical XXXXX followed by the last few digits), and that is something I've never liked etailers doing in the first place. So, while most of the number is hidden, if someone got someone else's order information, they also had access to part of their CC number, despite what the folks at SWShop or their partners say about it.
I seriously hope they iron out all the glitches before they open the site up again. Still, it's going to be a pain when I try to reorder the Kermit and the site continues to crash because they've underestimated demand again. As has been said before, I have a bad feeling about this.