This game hasn't always been good at showing how good it can look during E3. Perhaps using Tatooine as the main focus during E3 wasn't that smart considering that. It's great stuff for the fans, but it's not exactly the most inspiring of locations. Maybe that's the reason for the recent critique on graphics. I'm not worried, though, videos like this one on Alderaan show how good it can look.
Most of the time, I'm pretty careful to be excited by a game before it's released. But this is Star Wars and the Old Republic, I really want to like this game. So while the negativity surrounding the game does worry me, I won't let it influence my decision to play this game. It is, after all, very difficult to draw conclusions from a small section of gameplay from an MMO.