and you know what...if someone buys those boots for 5 bucks, and stays, as a sub I am ok with that, even though I spent 4.5 million on a full upgrade for the boots. That means that person is helping this game out.
This ^ completely changed my view; never thought it like that.
A plausible reason why Bioware is catering to F2P players is to keep the new F2P playerbase sticking around. Easy access to speeders would surely encourage me to stick around longer to keep exploring swtor.
I'm just hoping Bioware is slowrolling this whole F2P transition and we loyal subbers get rewarded big in the end.