Total newcomer here, been waiting for ages. Will probably be there day one and pick SHIP 5 if those are the choices we get.
Five is a cool number! I know it and you know it. I don't care about starting anew, at least it will feel like being part of something. (Plus, chances are some people don't care and pick the first available, while those who hate "the mainstream" pick the last, so...)
No come join Ship 02. I can carry you! ;O
That is a compelling argument, but I think being a complete newb paired with equally useless people is part of the experience. You always end up looking back to those days and thinking "haha I was so bad, look how far I've come".
You could also be doing that on a DEAD SERVER! Wouldn't you rather be on Ship 02 with the rest of us? o 3o