No this is one thing SWTOR fanbois don't have any defense to at all, or they are lying and didn't play beta. We swtor beta testers reported COUNTLESS bugs, many existed for MONTHS and lanuched with them, big deals. I can't speak to if this was a beta bug, but bounter hunter's couldn't complete their store line at launch, which is what grants them access to many end game things, unless they made a dark side karma choice...... That's HORRID game design, and its EA putting its foot on BW's throats about forcing content out timely. You can do things quick or you can do them right, it's a timeless concept.
BW devs are awful, their content is a mix between sub-par and way too slow (mainly speaking to bug fixes, you release an awful launch client, and we don't expect for the next major "content" patch to get thing working correctly).
I would have to tire of Rift, LoL, and WoW, before I re-sub SWTOR lol, and even then it'd only be because the SINGLE PLAYER play throughs of the other classes would be worth it. Great MMO BW, a single player game w/ a monthly sub