There is no hard ops and there never has been. I remember being in a group for an mmo and spending 4 hours on a boss and it taking up to a month to clear it. If you are in a endgame pve guild in this game you can have it cleared within a week and on farm shortly after. This is not really a challenge to me. Just my thoughts and maybe I am alone with those thoughts. As for people getting there gear through the coms I just think it would be nice to see how good a player is through there gear. Right now you have no idea what a person has accomplished becuase anyone can get the gear through dailys.
As for being a bioware game, this is my first one so I really do not have anything to compare it to. I do know I really enjoyed World of War crafts pvp (Like AV and wintergrasp where we would fight to conquer to gain access to the instance) It just seemed more challenging then what swtor has to offer right now thats all.
And that was EQ 1 if I'm not mistaken ,that said MMO have come along way sense EQ 1 days ,,,, and they can't get much harder then Swtor is now and it is taking some a month to clear to last boss in HMTFB ,, I have no clue what kephess NIM IS like yet I'm stuck on the NIM tanks ..
.. the players now a days are much more skilled at playing MMO then they were in the EQ 1 days etcc