I've pretty much said what will be happening on the 26th and it won't be open beta. I can't imagine why anyone would think that quite frankly. Some real simple clues guys:
1) The countdown clock is on GOA's site only
2) There was a leak/multiple threads about possible contents of our CE from a European site
3) In one of the other threads, multiple posters (including a board mod) talked about the contents of the CE being revealed next week in Paris.
So, anyone really want a shot at the title and guess what they are going to be talking about?
I really wish I could say that the date of open beta was going to be talked about but that isn't the case. There will a bunch of things at the GOA event but the date of open beta will not be one of those things. And I can't tell you exactly what we are going to talk about there either for obvious reasons.
Also, as I've said before, don't preorder the CE until you are exactly sure what's the complete story on it unless you were going to order it no matter what. It's only a few more days and everything will be revealed.