Well, I got my first HCG #, and at 12-13 DPO, it was 33. I know this is in the normal range, but I was really hoping it would be higher. My progesterone was 30, so that's awesome.
I have had multiple miscarriages, and all of them have started with an HCG # around this range...but so did my successful pregnancy (the only one I've had HCG measured in).
But, yeah, I really hoped for a higher starting #.