I did not get into the first day of early access for SWTOR. And yeah, that kind of sucks a little.
But, you know, I'm rather okay with the method that Bioware chose to gate entry into early access. The people who pre-ordered first are the ones with the most faith in Bioware. The ones who were willing to put up their cash first as a concrete manifestation of their faith.
They made the largest sacrifice, such as it is. They were willing to "put their money where their mouth is".
And if Bioware rewards them by giving them first shot at early access by a day or two, then that's okay by me. It is a reasonably just way to determining who gets to go first.