I know we are a ways from soft launch, but if you can launch earlier than planned do it and apply new content with patches.
I have been playing 5.5 a fair bit and excited to get EK stuff in 5.6, but I am really getting tired of chopping wood that I know will be wiped.
Now I am a big fan of Blizzard games, more of the old stuff Warcraft 1 and 2 and Starcraft, it took them ever to launch a game, but it was pretty bug free. Now as a perfectionist I am sure you are, I am sure this is what you want to aim for, but please, when I chop wood or pick ore, I want to know I will get to keep it or lose it to someone in pvp and they will get to keep it. At the other end of the spectrum is a program like Windows that seem to just throw a program out there and waits to see what bugs are reported by the users; now I think you are past this point.
While I cannot talk for others, I would like to see Crowfall launch sooner and deal with some bugs. All I can think is how long the skills will take and I want to get started.
Each skill point I get, will be my precious and I will enjoy its use.
Minimize the amount of NPC stuff and let us do some stuff that will not be wiped, even if its chopping wood and fighting with basic weapons, while the rest is on the test server.
Plus, people can start using up their VIP's which will get them to buy more sooner. Thus the sooner the launch, the sooner you start making more money.