I bought SWG and played it for a week and was getting into it and progressing my character and having fun running around the Star Wars Universe. Until the combat upgrade. The upgrade ruined the whole game - It is harder to progress your character solo now; I was unable to use ANY armour and had to buy back a load of feeble, lower level weaps, as the ones I had, my character was no longer able to use; the healing professions are more or less redundant and pointless and the whole feel of the pre-CU has been changed for the worse - it is aimed at point & click kiddies rather than experienced Multiplayers. I did have an account set up to continue playing the game, after the introductory month, but have since removed my subs for this.
Many players protested against the CU implementation after playing the beta version, but Sony Online Entertainment(SOE) ignored these and went ahead regardless. When players commented on the forums against the CU, the threads were rapidly deleted. SOE didn't want to know. Thanks a lot...
Maybe they thought the game was actually fun rather than a pain in the A.
In summary - DON'T buy this game. If you want a MMORPG, try Guild Wars or Project Entropia instead.