Soon, children. Soon...
If you're chomping at the bit while waiting for SOE's servers to come back up, calm down. Your wait looks like it's almost over (if their latest maintenance update can be believed).
While we had certainly hoped to complete the upgrade operations within a fourteen hour window, things can change fast in an operation of this scale. Our current estimates are that the game servers will come back up at approximately 2:00 PM PDT, and all SOE websites will return by approximately 5:00 PM PDT.
Keep an eye on the maintenance page.