Nice write up. I started playing in the beta a few weeks ago and really enjoyed what I had seen. I'm can't wait to get home tonight and actually start playing and getting to keep the items I earn now.
I'm probably going to pick up the Basic Edition Special which is a good buy for $25 bucks. On the official forums, someone actually went through during beta time and did a dollar to pizza comparison: How much does that cost.
$25 seems about right for that, you're not gonna need to pay for anything else from the looks of it unless you get extremely invested in the game.
Can't help but laugh seeing "BEST VALUE" for pizza though, the free to play micro transaction aspect of this game is very inoffensive in the grand scheme of things so it's not too bad.