I have a feeling Joveth may have quit because he couldn't communicate with the community.
When everything you say has to be approved and they don't approve anything . . . it probably was very frustrating.
His tenure does reek of short term patch work to pad his resume and jump ship before his failures become too apparent.
If you think that EA is just doing the minimum to support this game till they can close it down, everything going on makes perfect sense.
If EA hadn't named SWTOR in the last quater as one of thier biggest earners then I might believe that. This just seems like mismanagement at the personal level. That Bioware is in disarray after selling out and losing its founders, like it is letting sales guys manage things rather than sell the game and have someone with competence manage it.