Question to add onto this. I have a combo of tiones/columi/rakata gear and have the following specs on my sorcerer DPS spec...... 1624-Willpower 1381 Endurance. Should I still be doing HM FP's or can I move on to OPS at this point? I'd try to queue up but I would hate to be THAT GUY that shows up totally undergeared and ruin someone's OP.
You should be fine for story mode EV / KP for certain. Those are easily do-able in recruit or tionese, and running them once in SM to get the mechanics down is good practice before moving on to HM and getting on with your gear progression.