"2. What is your favorite class?"
My favourite class by far is the smuggler, the story really appealed to me. It had danger, excitement and most importantly some great humour, it really is my favourite class. I tried the trooper after and it was just not even close for enjoyment. So if some one reads this post and are looking for a great story then try the smuggler it is awesome!!
My favourite spec for the smuggler is gunslinger, you can unload some crazy damage in the warzones and have a lot of fun in story mode killing off the enemies fast. Sometimes either you kill them fast or your dead.