Yeah, I am only reading Brickset, but there is a growing realisation that the early bird got the worm and the sales have been through the roof.
Lego could have sold 300 last night, maybe 400, but i guess they wanted to keep it tight and had to draw a line somewhere. The thing was the queue didn't really fill up until 5:30/6ish, so there was a really good window of time to get in if you were able (the last part being the key point
as for the website, anyone hanging out for that option and not thinking the system would crap out was living in a dream world, the stack behind that site is more fragile than a posters ego and has failed at every major launch in the last decade.
What is a shame is local stores haven't been given good stock day one. but for lego they will report world wide sales were so good their entire production run went in 24hrs.
General feeling is that once the hubbub dies down and the gauge their standing stock levels, this will be easy to get for the next few years. It will just be the run between now and christmas that causes a problem