First off, HERE is a Cryptic rep apologizing for the limited lifetime subs thing. The crying has not lessened, but I expect in a few days it’ll all blow over, as such things usually do. I wouldn’t be surprised if some small allowance is made in the next day or two, just to shut the loudest complainers up. Massaged correctly, Cryptic could come out of this looking better than you might think.
Also, apparently the servers will be up for while tomorrow as well. No real details on that, exactly what times we can expect, etc. Personally I’m still fooling around in the start area and trying new combinations of powers, but I’m waiting until the game launches to go any farther than that.