Surprised i haven't seen a thread for this but if you guys still care about BnS. Have fun!
BnS Open Beta News
Here's the cool part. (Depending on your beliefs) The chinese version -is- Free to play. Which honestly makes me a bit more optimistic the eventual NA release will be F2P as well. Granted i know about the F2P downsides all too well...its just i have a lot of friends who couldn't commit to a subscription fee.