Hm. I have a hard time figuring out why that would be bad.
It’s not as if any EA-Player signed a contract which forces him to play a certain amount of time. Thus the “wait and see” attitude is far better then some “screw publisher/developer XY, never gonna buy anything from them again!!!111!”. At least that is my opinion.
(Though I feel like games which have been developed by some crazy big company are very often lacking the ability to make me having fun playing their games. I really feel like i.e. EA, Blizzard and Ubisoft are mostly/only after the “customers” money without providing games which arent even worth the money…
Sure, some say that about Funcom as well, but I dont know them too well. This is why I cannot say anything yet, it completely depends on what will happen after the launch. Will there be DLCs (of course coming at a price), will there be nothing or what will happen…? I would prefer an openly posted list of known bugs, as this would tell us what we dont need to report. And I hate what they did to bows, but that is rather personal taste. Lets wait and see. (Sorry.))
Also as I am one of those people who just need to have a little mix in my favorite games, I happen to play for a while, then take a break and somewhere in distant future start anew again. And as playing a game should be about what the player wants to do, I think that is completely alright. Why does everyone have to be playing a single game all the time? I really cant get people who are happy with only one thing to do. I need tons of them to choose from - depending on my current mood. And that is just fine.
I can kind of understand players wanting to keep lots of their stuff on pvp servers, but on pve, there is no reason to let them keep their stuff. Also, those packages would throw newbies completely behind. It will already be more than easy to spam foundations whereever you want to secure a spot.
I think a complete wipe at launch is really, really good. Players who have been playing in the last month(s) are already at some advantage anyway. They will be faster, know good spots right off the start and will sprint there anyway.