Been looking over the apps and I'm seeing Ruby,Muse,Blinkin, and Auto so far from the interest thread who have come to make characters. That fills four of the spots. If by tomorrow the other two from the interest thread havn't come to claim a spot or post a character, I will start filling in slots from the other applicants.
As far as the Binder goes, I'm willing to see what happens, but as I said, I would recommend a different magic user class. Not to make this an ultimatum, but if I'm looking at who to put into the game, I'm more likely to place a wizard character in, rather than the unknown variable. Again, as a DM I hate to say no to a player, but the overall group cohesion is more important to me than one player getting his ultimate character choice.