Got in at 12:00:53, got ticket right about 2:00.
After about 40 mins, the AWS load balancing (or whatever) settled in and the wait page refreshed within a second or two then instead of up to a minute. When the purchase page happened, there was immediately a connection reset, I just clicked through the Firefox error message and the page immediately loaded. No biggies. I guessed correctly on the "Are you human" that it was a skinny 0 rather than a fat O. The confirmation email came immediately after the purchase. I would recommend that "email@example.com" be added to your contacts list to make sure it doesn't go to spam. The confirmation email was just standard ESMTP, not DomainKeys/DKIM authentication, no hangups.
Right then, I got a package for expanding an art project for this year. All I need now is a camp and to be able to go. One step at a time
Good luck to everyone!