@sterling: Good point... also just because it is in the lore doesn't mean you will be able to go there... I hope all of those places will be available tough. It does sound like Bungie is planning for the long haul, so for sure more places will come. I am having fun so far, strikes, crusible and public events are my favorite so far.
I did not know there was an original version of this game, but about 8 hours in I am really digging it. I don't remember who said this but it feels like a pen and paper RPG. I have not experienced a single fetch quest or kill x amounts of x and bring it back yet. Combat is really challenging and strategic on normal difficulty, music, sound and graphics are fantastic. It seems like some kind of Baldur's Gate, Diablo, Dragon Age Origins hybrid which is not a bad thing!