I've been discussing these points on the forum, and most of the arguments for the clone armor are reflective of the kind of players an MMO will draw.
with statements like "Stop bitchin adamqd! Maybe in the 1000 years since kotOR, there has been a boom in technology like WWII and things have stayed the same for the 12 years till the birth of Yoda? (BBY LOLZ)"
I'm losing faith brothers!