One thing that differs a lot from when I played SWG was the community feel. Often in SWG you'd see someone you knew, and end up chatting for hours! Or was that just me?
Things are looking up for SWTOR though, as people are becoming to get to know one another, numerous names keep popping up and more recently I've been stopped by familiar faces for a little catch up, pointless banter and perhaps some flirting (haha).
People assume it's the game developers that causes communities to come together with content, but in experience, the community made its self, and worked around content.
For instance; datacrons, I've had endless fun with these, trying to help friends get to them, I love the difficult/long ones like the Jawa balloon, Me, my brother and our two friends, and two randoms got impatient and thought hell! It's sunny so lets strip down and kill some time. It was hilarious, and we had a good crack on the way to get the datacrons too.
Even so, community is coming back and I'm ready for a good laugh, fast passing time and a few datacrons on the way!!