I heard some good news from the shop assistant whilst I was in my local GW on Saturday. The pre order time is moving from its current 19:00 on a Friday to 10:00am on Saturday.
Personally I think this is a move that should have been made a long time ago. The 19:00 on Friday generally clashed with my work hours which meant that when I could get on line on a Saturday all the must have pre orders where sold out.
He also said that there will be a 30K event. I asked if he meant that Forge World would be sold in his shop and he said no it would be on line only.