Haha! I feel for your (The first part). Those were good days, though, when you had to save for speeders, had to wait for sprint... oh, happy memories.
When the game first came out i jumped into the pit right next to the GTN in fleet. Why? Because I was too lazy to slowly run ( these were the days when sprint wasn't unlocked until lvl 14) to the Coruscant departures elevator and go through the loading animation. I wanted to drop down immediately and board the shuttle. Kinda like dropping from the second level of the Senate tower to the first so you do not have to run all the way to the rear and go down the slow staircases.
Now, I just barely avoid inadvertantly doing the pit dive due to lag at fleet. One second i'm coming down the stairs- the next I'm hung up in the railings
Other than that, the only real goofs i see on a regular basis are people breaking CC's by attacking the cc'd NPC directly. Makes for interesting heroics.