eh, galaxies is different for everybody, some people like it, some hate it. the ones that hate it are mainly the ones that played it before SOE performed combat upgrades to it, so that's where most of the bad reviews come from. I played before the 1st combat upgrade through NGE, pre-NGE had more stuff to do and more professions to choose from, different experience points were required to get different skills (use rifles to get rifle man xp, build camps to get survival xp) now the experience points is just based on combat and questing. It's still cool in the fact you can join the Empire, drive swoops and speeders, go into space in various tie fighters as well as upgrade your ship and put parts on it, and have your own house/s in the game.
"Without strife, the victory has no meaning. Without strife, one does not advance. Without strife, there is only stagnation."