Luckily, I was one of the 25 testers who were picked this year. Looking at the pctatlas site again, it looks like the testers will only receive the first section of the trail for testing. Oh well. If I wind up liking it, I will just purchase the WA section when it's made available.
Even if we can only get the socal and WA sections, that would be better than none. I can however foresee the depression of having to revert to the traditional Wilderness Press versions exclusively though if only half of the trail is covered with Erik's books.