Maintenance has been extended until 4 p.m. EDT (1 p.m. PDT). This will give us all more time to debate/rage about the upcoming official forum changes.
We'll keep you up to date with any changes to the realm status.
In the meantime, let's talk about something nice and calm and not controversial. Which character are you making first? Goblin or worgen? I will be making a goblin shadowpriestess first thing. I haven't decided on a name yet, though. Any suggestions?
Update 4:05 p.m.: Servers are being brought up in batches, according to the login screen and all should be up in 15 minutes.
[Thanks for the tip, Brandon!]