A ripple in the pond, an echo across the internet, all the good people of the world whispering and shouting, "Do not rush this. Do not mess this up."
First off, this is coming from EA. I have nothing against EA. I have nothing against Origin. I will buy any game if the story is good, the gameplay is tight, it is relatively bug free, the game actually interests me, and the price is fair. I simply have not bought anything besides TOR and Mass Effect and Dragon Age because nothing else has interested me, or I could get it for cheaper on Steam.
Second off, this is coming from Bioware. We've all expereinced Mass Effect 3s ending, the rush job that is DA 2, and the copy and paste that is TOR. This is a developer that has to prove (at least to us) that it can still make creative, interesting games with awesome story and gameplay.
Am I put off by a long developement period? No. To me, it a sign of care and respect for the game being made. Hell, I am still patiently waiting for Half-Life 3, if Valve ever decides to make it. So take all the time you need Bioware, and make it count.