Get logging on to SWTOR this weekend and you will be able to play for free. It might be worth checking out all of the new UI and legacy changes if they are now active on the live realm.
I used to play SWTOR but got bored of the story, it did feel like it was dragging me down and stopping me from getting ahead by just destroying waves and waves of mobs (yes I know I may be on my own in that opinion :P).
With the new update you will be able to customize a lot of the UI and there are some legacy changes coming in. So if you want to checkout SWTOR in its current state then head on over to http://swtor.com/ for details on the free weekend, hurry though it is happening now!