I don't think its a good idea.
1.) It takes lots of resources which could be used in better ways
2.) 3D space combat is a complete different game. I don't see the benefit for TOR
3.) Only a small number of players will be interested in such a feature. 3D space combat is much too difficult for most of the players.
1. It won't, they have a space team to do it.
2. The benefit is something else to do, and star wars mmos really should have space. I understand that some people may not see a benefit, though.
3. I think you underestimate people, and even if a small percentage were to play, you can't exclude content based on percentage of involvement. I could say that ops are only done by a small percentage, and should not be included.