42 pets and a load of space missions? really got your finger on the pulse of the community Bioware, hey?..
There are many threads asking for Barber Shop and Plastic surgeons, 100's of threads asking for server transfers of our choice. Space is a bad mini game, and I've never used a pet.
Yeah, people are asking for less Star Fox style on-rails space fights or even PvP space fights but not more of the same. If the new missions are off-rails I expect we'll see positive feedback. I'll be honest, I stopped Space Combat after I got the "Hotshot Pilot" on my main.
Still the pets? I know a several people who have EVERY pet in-game (there's 2 of them in Jen'Jidai) so I can see some people being thrilled about this.