There are several opinions, but, from what I've gathered, the KotOR fans are angry because of the blatant attempt to pigeon-hole them into paying a monthly fee to play an MMO, while the MMO crowd is angry because TOR is basically a single-player RPG with some MMO elements added that closely copy WoW, and, therefore, bring nothing new and original to the table. Basically, it appears that BioWare got caught in the classic trap of trying to please everybody and ended up pleasing nobody.
So, I guess that LA, EA and BW would've been better off just listening to the fans and making KotOR 3. Gotta say I told ya' so.
"They should rename the team to the Washington Government Sucks. Put Obama on the helmet. Line the entire walls of the stadium with the actual text of the ACA.
Fix their home team score on the board to the debt clock, they can win every game 17,000,000,000,000 to 24. Losing team gets taxed by the IRS 100%, then droned."