I haven't been here in a long while, but I am one of the people who essentially started this poll with ibispe, and some others, and then ended up leaving. I do check in the forums from time to time.
I'd like to take a minute to address your post thundergod97, so you can see things from the other side so to speak, as you are asking people to do. I completely understand wanting to be able to
do everything and everything. I've personally had multiple accounts on a few different games. I think the biggest issue, is numbers. While some games are meant to be played how you like (read single player),
in my opinion mmo's and especially sandboxes are meant to be played with others.
This game was DESIGNED around playing with others. You got to try everything you wanted on a single character, just not all at once. I think they did an excellent job of that, and people relied on others as it should
be in a multiplayer game. You aren't playing alone. You don't need to do everything at once. dabble in this, dabble in that, find something you enjoy, and go with it. Bored? drop some skills, learn some other ones, and
SWG has a system that allows you to try just about every single combination there is, so there isn't a real need for so many characters. It allows you to learn and unlearn skills at a minimal cost. I think multiple characters detracts from the game play by forcing a social game to become anti-social. Who needs to make friends when you have a doc, an entertainer, and a jedi, that can all be logged in at the same time, or switched out to buff yourself (if the limit is still 2 here? I don't know).
I think multiple characters and accounts ruins many otherwise good games out there, as people 'experiment' with different things, and discover they can do it themselves, and be greedy, and get more loot, and not have to worry about other people. I think it helps to ruin the economy, (less people selling you things because you're getting them, and they are, and their friends are), and creates a hostile environment because of an unfair advantage.
If the game was designed differently, I think your viewpoint becomes more valid. Personally, I would love to see a game that was restricted to 1 character, maybe 2... but only 1 account. I don't think it can happen with today's technology, but perhaps in the future it will be possible with continuous retinal scans, or fingerprints on the mouse or facial recognition or something.