I have to say, Star Wars without Space combat is rather silly, in an MMO at least. I rather enjoyed Tie Fight/Xwing, moreso than the "twitch" gaming of SWG space. Nothing would be more epic than fighting against the Sith/Republic in space, than landing to fight their too. I could understand some planets being being off limits to attacks/capturing, but eh.
Just seems like the game would be missing so much without space fighting.