Who are spending a crap ton in the cartel market .... sounds like the game is doing just fine.
It is not doing just fine. They went F2P cause it was not doing fine. They turned a content patch into an expantion because it is not doing just fine. Is it gonna close up shop soon? Peob not. Will it be here at the end of 2013? Maybe not.
It is doing OK, but it is def in damage control and some what of a "lets make as much as we can while we can" mode.
If you like the game, thats OK, play it and have fun, but nobody can in a logical mind, say they are just doing fine.