This is extremely frustrating. I understand why they are doing what they are, but at the same time, blocking us from enjoying the game they are creating is rather annoying. I know that we have the option to roll on other servers, namely, those which they are attempting to "funnel" us into, but most of us have social connections on the servers which are now locked.
Please keep us updated on this. I've been checking since last night around 9PM CST (GMT -6), and now at nearly 9AM the next day, all they've got to show is an even smaller server list.
Stop funneling us into servers we don't want to be in! :-(