I have no clue what I am getting into tbh I just have a good feeling about it and my good feelings tend to make me a lot of cash so I can afford a few wrong turns here and there :-)
Just to clear up the registration position :
" Once .eu registrars are accredited they are allowed to accept pre-registrations for their customers. At the start of the live registrations, they will introduce their pre-registrations in the automated systems of EURid for processing. In case certain domain names were pre-registered several times, the automated systems will determine on a "first come, first served" basis which pre-registration will eventually lead to a definitive registration (the huge load of simultaneous applications will also generate a randomising effect). "
Above Taken from the offical EURid site
Below a list of offcial registrars who are now taking pre reg money.
Who knows maybe google will start to like .eu over .com and ill never re sell any of the ones I get and just have them all turned into websites - its just nice to be in at the start of something since I missed the .com launch even if it turns out to be fools gold.
Sure there will be a few chats at pubcon London about it - are you going?