There's an old adage I use (as a joke with a grain of truth in it) with my coworkers and we all laugh about it when the situation comes up from time to time:
When you use minimum requirements, expect minimum results.
Yeah but even so, I think the companies that make these games should be a bit more honest about what "minimum requirements" will look like. The minimum requirements for SWTOR will get you into the game just about, but you won't be able to play the game very well at all. I think there's a fair few disappointed customers out there because they bought the game for their "minimum" spec machine thinking it would be playable even if it wasn't the full on experience. Instead they're getting what amounts to a slideshow.