a little disappointing that we were told early this week and now...nothing....
You'd be more disappointed if it kept crashing on you for some reason.
I figure SD hasn't/hadn't released the beta simply because it isn't/wasn't ready yet. Maybe Quality Control caught something critical, and the QA process had to be started all over again.
After all. while the kibitzing now might be annoying to SD, I think the caterwauling over crashed games might be a tad more so.
It'll be out soon enough, I reckon.