We definitely suggest you check out Quill18's super informative and captivating two-part LP preview of the game, which in lieu of our getting started guide is a great way to discover the basics of the game.
On the games blogs, IndieGames.com has posted the start of their preview with just an hour under their belt. DIYGamer has some extremely nice words on the game as well. More previews to come from these sources as well as many others!
Here's some of the other awesome coverage on the beta release:
Rock, Paper, Shotgun: A Valley Without Wind Demo And Beta Launch
VG247: A Valley Without Wind offers first public beta client – go get ‘em!
Anjel Syndicate: A Valley Without Wind Public Beta and Demo Now Available
Space Game Junkie: Off-Topic – A Valley Without Wind Released