OK going all noob and crap, first I didn't read all the post, second I havent read much on the f2p. So on that note can someone explain to me what the difference is between paying and f2p. From what I have read f2p unlocks the entire game so where is the bonus of paying?
You can play the whole game to a lesser level.
Less creation character options
Less character slots
Less gear options
Less flash points, war zones, space missions
Less action bars
Less item storage
New content costs money
Think of it as a trial with no time limit but lots of restrictions.
("fewer" would have been appropriate for most of those, but less of an effect