There doesn't need to be anything hardcore about this game. Star Wars was never about being "hardcore". It was about being fun and entertaining with a storyline that everyone could get behind. This game was never meant to be WoW with lightsabers. It was meant to be something more, and, imo, it is.
Funny thing you should say that because some of the classes in this game have the exact same skills as those in WoW.
And people weren't expecting it to be a WoW clone (which it is imo) and people thought it would be a WoW killer...how wrong they were.