IIRC it was this way just before the second beta started as the devs prepped for it. Also quite a few of the heavy posters are in the beta atm. However I believe round 3 was scheduled to start ~ august 21. DON'T QUOTE ME. But I think that's right. Anyway we'll see what happens. Perhaps the devs just want some breathing space before hitting the homestretch.
When I'm not in my right mind my left gets kind of crowded.