I had made plans tonight to play my first game of Infinite Crisis with a friend and was welcomed with unavailable login servers. This is especially annoying to me because I had intended to complete the tutorial before we played and I can't think of any reason why I couldn't be doing this while I waited.
What do you think of the idea of having an offline training mode?
Aside from the benefit of avoiding a pretty unfortunate first impression, it would give people something to do when the servers go down. Imagine the level competition would be at if you could practice when the serves where down and you were jonezing for some Infinte Crisis. Plus it's always nice to have a place to use as a laboratory when you're trying out something new or unusual so that you're not screwing over your teammates when the idea doesn't end up working out.
If creating a whole training mode isn't feasible, then just making the tutorial available online would at least be a small favor to new players.
Just a thought.