Splitting Issue 13 Edit
The Good: The Mission Architect feature is getting customizable allies and enemies, at the request of the playerbase!
The Bad: This will delay the Mission Architect feature, pushing it back to Issue 14: Architect, which is slated for Q1 2009/Winter.
The Awesome: Issue 13: Power and Responsibility (new name) has some spectacular new feature announcements, and is slated for Fall 2008, with closed beta starting "soon"!
Don't forget to check out the Massively.com interview with Matt Miller and Brian Clayton, with two more interviews linked at the end focusing on the PVP changes and Super Booster packs.