It seems that defensive stats are largely ineffective in PvP due to them only applying to Basic attacks (and not Tech/Force), leading many PvP tanks to forego tanking gear completely. How does the development team feel about the current state of tanking spec/gear in PvP, and are there plans to improve it in the future?
Great question, and well put! I would also really like an answer to this question.
SWTOR is different from some other MMORPGs in that tanks actually have an important place in PVP, but it feels odd that the PVP tanking gear does not do much at the moment.