...........that SWG got closed was because:
A> EA/BW didnt want it competing against its own SW mmo (and prob knew it would lose subs to it not to far out)?
B> Its contract with LA was due to end at the end of 2011 (not sure on this tbh)?
C> Really low sub numbers by 2011?
In my honest opinion, I think its A. And honestly I dont see why there could not be 2 SW mmos side by side. Some players might like the standard Wow-style themepark and others would like the most sandbox-style play. I think EA didnt want SWG taking any potential subs from SWTOR and "pressured" SOE to get SWG shutdown by SWTOR's launch. The fact SWG closed right on the day (or with a few days) of SWTORS EGA speaks volumes.
My 2 cents.
Tbe Repopulation will be what SWTOR shouldve been.