In the end I do have a lot of faith in CCP though. They have worked to make so many things right by the player in my experience with them and I hope this is just a growing pain along that road. The server move issue is just one example of the efforts they have taken. I admit that I love those free skill points I received. I am also very interested in exactly what that system was developed for, since CCP admitted that it was already in the pipeline for another reason. I have my fingers crossed for a form of skill redistribution but I know that would be something that is terribly unfair to new players. CCP has always taken precautions to both award old players and protect new players, so I will be waiting anxiously to see what this system is meant to do.
On a completely unrelated note, I have really enjoyed Rixx's (over at Evoganda) tales of his "vacation" on Caldari Prime:
and Kirith's breakdown of the amazing special ships of New Eden: