You said it except missed that space combat would be included in that free flight. Perhaps you are not familiar with how SWG did it, but there was free flight, you could sit and watch out the window how others fought, and so on. It was alive. You could ride around with eachother ships, man gun turrets and so on. It really was amazing, and that is what would be great in SWTOR too.
Yeah, I have no clue how it was done in SWG. I played SWG for a few months when it first came out. That was it.
This is a vastly different (better, IMO) game than SWG. I'm not saying that I wouldn't mind some different mechanics in the gameplay, but it has to make sense for what this game is.