Everyone had the option to preorder the game. We all had access to the same info to make the decision to preorder (trailers, blogs, forums, etc) and preordering is only $5. If anyone on earth wants to play right now (with the exception of the scheduled maintainance) all they had to do is preorder (which makes it an even playing field). So if bungie did decided to let progress carry over It wouldn't at all be unfair. With that being said, I don't mind losing my progress. Bungie is continuously making progressive steps towards a better game, so if I must lose my guardian for a better final game, that is what needs to happen.