@subject: Sounds a bit like...so many flash games.
You can play free but you'll be spending an inordinate amount of time and effort on bothersome stuff.
Plus (just as examples) you don't get the coolest things be they cosmetic or gameplay related. So you can meet someone equal level but expect that you will lose hard since you only have 2/3rds of the skills, half the carry space, crappier gear, and all the really
lucrative daily missions are not available...oh and most of the fun missions that don't put you into snorefest? Yeah those are either off limits or severely hindered.
I don't imagine SWTOR being much different from flash games in that regard.
I already intend to sub since I have the CE, but I suppose I'll just get my start on F2P...
After I can get my new machine up and running of course.
Any action to be taken on this is at least 4 months out if not longer. So after completion, probably about a year from now more or less...One can hope...