Since last night I have been unable to login to the official swtor.com site. When I enter my email and password it just puts me back to the front page but I'm still not logged in (no error message at all.) I already changed my password to comply with the new password rules and I tried resetting my password again last night. When I reset it, it just put me back in the front page with no confirmation of password change or error message.
I have had similar issues. Usually it resolves in a few hours. I am pretty sure the problem is on their side as there seems to be a few versions of the website. Currently, the web page only shows 2 options for their center flash script (take a tour and some jedi guy). Whenever I can log in, there is usually about 8 options. Hope this helps
My guess is the current site is a filler page until the Friday announcement goes live.