Have been reading all of Drew's books after picking up a mass effect novel; have to say I really enjoy the author. Have read all but Revan now (that's next). This isn't as good as his Darth Bane series, but still a good read. I think he had the ability to easily make this a 3 book series with more character development and side story; it did feel rushed at times.
I love MMORPGs, but so many required endless hours of dedication and if you can;t provide it; groups won't even look at you.
Bioware does amazing work and this game is fun. I have yet to feel the 'grind' of other games. Soloing is more than achievable without losing out on the games experience and grouping doesn't need huge investments of time.
Given this is the vanilla package; I have no doubts future expansions will more than cater to the hardcore gamers... but at least I won't be left behind while balancing my gaming addiction against work and family.
Subscription fees are directly in line with other MMO's of this caliber.