Also a short answer here regarding a projected finish date.
There won't be a formal finish date, for various reasons:
- badges can and may change slightly, when we notice display bugs or see other improvements
- new badges may appear in the future
- new AddOn features may appear in the future
However, with a stable Country Badge System we will move out of Beta and then there shouldn't be any further changes in badge requirements for a longer time. The decision of when this will happen, is not mine alone, though. :)
As mentioned in the other thread: we are currently in the process of testing and releasing the Country Badges.