The players are the ones that make a game great. I haven't seen people doing flashpoints so much as I expected to se at launch. True that going to lvl 1 to lvl 50 isn't hard but missing content like flashpoints and datacrons i.e. can make your endgame a bit disapointing. I've started in a new and diferent server, got all datacrons from all planets that i've visited and by that I've enjoied myself. I've tried the Imps side and now i'm on the republic and what I've seen is that the story has a diferent aproach in an Imperial Balmorra than the republics one. The same goes for Taris.
And skip all the movies from never done quests doesn't help either. Ofc pressing space while in BT or The Esseles is a must do after the first run