Yeah, there are a lot of former SWG players who wish the crafting system in SWTOR was more like SWG's but it is most definitely not.
I'm actually quite glad it's not - can't tell you how many mining machines I totaled because I forgot about them
Or how many single use schems got wasted because I wasn't using top of the line mats that hadn't been available since Combat Update went live
So the simplicity is nice, but still tedious from my perspective as one who prefers killing stuff and making credits rather than playing a bad-*** bounty hunter who spends his downtime as a seamstress
But I hear knitting can be very calming