So, Facebook allowed you to create a "username" without having at least 25 "Likes"?
I've never tried that, since the help page says you need 25 "Likes" http://screencast.com/t/c5otsn2yf5O5
Not exactly. Back in January, I created a regular account and used Avon and Weather as my first and last name. I didn't know about pages, or really anything about Facebook. Then based on one of your posts back on page one of this thread, I created an "Avon Weather" Page. I didn't really know what to do with it, so I closed it 2/22.
A few days later and with more info from this thread, I activated the account again. I had misread how to assign a "username" to my Facebook URL, and created it in my regular account and not my Pages page. Make sense so far? Facebook.com/avonweather pointed to a personal account that had all privacy turned off, and the Avon Weather Page didn't have a username URL.
OK, if you follow along so far, here's how I ended up with the username pointed to the Pages page. (that sounds so silly. Why'd they call it that...) I had a Avon Weather personal account, and an Avon Weather Page. I created a new Avon-Weather Page to avoid confusing myself with having both accounts with the same name, and also to reflect my web page URL. It was created using the new Timeline format. I copied the articles over from my Avon Weather Page, and backdated them to when I'd originally posted them. Then I "Merged" my two Pages, which moved my few "Likes" over to the Avon-Weather Page. I then deleted the Avon Weather Page (Whew! Confusing just reading it again.) Here's the link for merging Pages: http://www.facebook.com/help/?faq=249601088403018#I-have-two-Facebook-Pages-for-the-same-thing.-Can-I-merge-them?
Now I had a personal account (Avon Weather) and a single Page (Avon-Weather). While I was reading about how to merge my Pages, I ran across a Help article on how to convert a personal account to a Page http://www.facebook.com/help?page=213602951994043
This sounded perfect! I never planned to use the personal account, and it only caused confusion. It also would allow me to use the Facebook.com/avonweather URL on my Page, which was what I'd intended to do all along. I just goofed up when I created it. I didn't even know about the 25 Likes limitation.
So by making several false starts and mistakes, I ended up where I wanted to be, even though I couldn't have created this if I'd gone throughout the "correct" steps.
I'm sure that was a lot more than you wanted to know, but seemed the best way to explain how I got here.
I hope that helps,