I'm inclined to agree with LD. There's been no sign of any communication, or acknowledgement that this is the closed beta that was talked about. Though I signed up for the beta, I have received no acknowledgement. Even Sune has not acknowledged that this is the official beta, and he has been online since the discussion began.
I think from this, they have indeed only been testing the servers so far and given us the opportunity to play for the purpose of keeping us (somewhat) happy and maintaining a player base for the real 'beta-ing". Hopefully this will coincide with us getting all our purchased 'gear' back tomorrow. At least some form of communication would be welcome.
P.S. Sune is always online
. And Mikkel, whoever he is...