I played a pikeman before any of the revamps and had a bunch of fun. Eventually I quit because of doctor buffs and all that, but figured I'd check back later in case anything changed. Well, I guess you can safely say they did.
After I quit, I've only played the free trial just as the NGE hit live, and I hated it. I only played the tutorial though.
Being a pikeman was my main attraction to SWG, and am I right in my assumption that you can no longer focus on melee combat alone for fighting?
How is it overall? I'm trying to get an impression from reading the offiicial forums but it's hard to get a general idea of the state of the game.