SWG was in the original trilogy era and that certainly did not play out better
Personally I think this era was the best choice, things are recognizable, but still removed far enough to have freedom artistically and storywise
I will bet anything I own SWG will be around longer than TOR. (as i wait for the server cap to to lift on basilisk). Tor wont last half as long as galaxies did in retail and it will never get the dedication the EMU has. In fact i would not be surprised if LA re-opened galaxies becauseI think it would net them more subscription$$ than this does.