I made a pissy post about the forthcoming Star Wars: The Old Republic a month or two ago, and Tycho summed up the innate flaw in the game design in today's PA news post:
"The image of an ignited lightsaber is an icon with tremendous power, but it's one way of being in an entire Goddamned universe. It looks patently ridiculous to strike a monster more than twice with an infinitely sharp laser beam, and the whirling idiots in these clips look like they're auditioning for Thriller. There was once many ways to explore this setting in videogames, as the pilots, mercenaries, and soldiers forced to live in a place where insane monks engage in perpetual religious war. It's the better story, frankly."