Based on today, I think I was too optimistic.
I think it goes more like this:
10/6/06: SWG loses more subs than on any single day since the NGE due to Dev meltdown.
11/15/06: Boxed set isn't even sold in most game stores, fails.
11/16/06: Decision made to sunset SWG.
11/17/06: Rumor reports of shutdown hits forums. 50%+ of remaining sub base cancels that day.
12/26/06: Shutdown announced for 1/15/07
1/15/07: Last server closed.
Could be. They pissed a lot of people off today.
The demise of the NGE can't be prevented by any development effort that can be done. It CAN be hastened however by the morons talking. As they did today.