To be mentioned here (not by name of course) or to maybe pick something up and advance in your class/playstyle is better, than hiding in a shell.
Yeah for sure. People in SWTOR are rarely mean about things, this isn't WoW where every group has That Guy™ who links his Recount every boss and then explains why this makes him a better human being than you.
Mostly it's just people raising eyebrows and maybe saying something if what you're doing is causing wipes / making the FP/Op impossible to complete.
I mentioned my story because it was really weird and amusing, not to intend maliciousness toward that person (or anyone else).