New Game Enhancements (NGE) is what, in my opinion, killed Star Wars Galaxies
). The combat system, the interface, the movement, the professions, everything got changed. They boiled all the over 40 professions down to 6, making Jedi available for all pr0 l33t kiddz from the start.
After the release of NGE, the SWG-makers stated: SWG sucked before, and now it suck even more...