Well let me elaborate on why I think this is a good approach.
Clearly Amazon anticipated the number of player devastatingly wrong, we’re talking times 3 wrong. Roughly 500.000 people in queue on EU alone while server capacity is at about 180.000.
For reasons unknown, they didn’t do the maths or had wrong numbers, whatever the reason, that’s the current situation.
Now some people have been lucky and have been able to play for a bunch of hours today, on servers with minimum 4 digits long queues. They will have put in hours of gameplay until Amazon finally and hopefully matches the demand with sufficient server capacity. It’s unlikely that we, as a company, will be able to join their server later, it’s currently full of people who have been playing all day long.
If we’re now given the chance to meet on a server of our choice in the following days, when and if capacity is finally sufficient, then I consider this a good solution. Those lucky ones won’t have to delete their characters and lose hours, perhaps days, of gameplay but we’re all finally be able to play together, hopefully. That’s how I read the announcement and how i think and hope, Amazon will continue to approach this mess of a launch. Don’t get me wrong, I am in no way happy with the current launch, but adding a free transfer on top of more and more servers, is a step in the right direction in my opinion.