So doesn't sound like enough interest to start a DoD guild in the game... If I had the time I'd build it, but my current job for the next 3 years will take up most of the free time I had before. I'm looking around for mature guilds for us to gather in. So far, I found one group that's been together for 7 years and seems good and very interested in the game. They are called BACKBONE (lame name, I know). I join the guild in beta. They seem fairly helpful.
So thoughts? Build in the DoD name from scratch or join a dedicated guild? I think it'll be important to have a strong start for the initial owning land rush.