The poison and bile that was spit out of many of our forum-goers early on in this game's life was, sadly, expected for me.
I think that many of them may have been on the forums in many other games, sptting their poison there before they left:
GW2 -- very recent
It has become common for forums to be crowded with people "unhappy" with their playing experience within a month of getting the game, and many of them are former WoW players who expected the game to be as polished as their beloved Panda-Land (not always the case, I started with WoW, but have never really complained about any other MMOs)
I believe it wasn't the "mediocrity" of this game that "ruined" it, it was the ignorant, entitled players themselves. This game is great. It is like KOTOR 3, with multiplayer. There are a lot of people that would argue with me, but it is my strong opinion that SW:TOR is one of the best MMO's out there right now, even surpassing WoW in qaulity of gameplay. (I went back to WoW for a couple days, it was boring and the gameplay was absolutely stale, questing made me want to gouge out my eyes)
I agree with this 100%, about the over entitled little snowflakes looking for something to whine about and the high enjoyment factor of TOR.
I went back to WoW for about 2 weeks in July (my wife talked me into leveling a character with her)...I have to admit the experience was actually painful, I dreaded logging on. How I spent so many years playing that game I don't know! TOR is vastly superior in every department other than system performance (I don't have a great gaming PC), that said I'm not massivly into raiding and that is one of WoW strong points.