I'm gonna start poking the easiest raid in 10-man as soon as I think we can cobble together a 10-man team to kill a boss. We'll open up Raid Wing Applications as soon as we start getting characters geared for raiding; remember, the application process is as much a spec and addon check as it is a gear check. Also remember that the Raid Wing is a list of our very best raiders, not everyone who ever raids with us.
By the end of WotLK, we were competitive, in raiding terms. I'd like us to start the next expansion as successfully as we have ended this one, which means trying to be at the cutting edge of progression. Raiding isn't for everyone, and serious progression raiding certainly isn't, but that's part of our "offering something for everyone" ethos. Applying, joining and taking part in our few truly progression raids is only one way to experience WoW, but it's the way I choose to play, and this means a certain level of commitment. We have always catered for players who don't want to commit to that level, and I'm proud that we're now at the stage where I don't think the best raiders will leave us, looking for more challenging opportunities, as has been the case in the past.
So, in short, you don't get the be a Raid Wing member just because you got to 85 fast, though (as Klog said) the best raiders are some of the more committed players, who will probably be some of the first to get there. The Raid Wing is also a fluid thing; as people fail to attend, or perform poorly, new spaces will open up. The new raid system also gives us more flexibility with the number of Raid Wing members that we have on the roster at any one time.
Don't panic, we'll get there.