I believe the Jedi Order in SW:TOR is a seriously stiff arsed and annoying interpretation. That should not keep the player from playing their characters their own way of course.
The Jedi Order is a bit stuffy and stuck on old protocols, yes. Kind of like some traditional martial arts schools where you only ever do it like it's been done since the scrolls were penned, regardless of whether the stances and techniques have anything to do with real combat in this age. Looks and traditions have become more important than form and function, but people often find this strangely reassuring.