So you've really got no backlog at all that you could be working on until it comes out? =P
Is the cover art supposed to be different for the normal edition vs the wizard edition? I'm not sure I'll be able to wait until my Wizard Edition arrives to play the game.
But yeah I see what you're saying. If the packaging is the same you could buy gamestop's now and play it day one instead of waiting for the shipment. I would think it's the same cover art and that it's just the standard game thrown into a box of other stuff.