Along with Freespace, X-wing vs Tie Fighter is one of the greatest space flight sims of all time. The fact that the space combat isn't like XvT is not suprising as no game has been able to be "Like XvT" since it came out, not even the far graphically superior sequel.
The rest sounds neat but honestly Beta communities are usually filled with something that the retail community lacks; fervent worship of the franchise. It is also comprised of people that love the game more because it is free than anything else. Retail obviously cannot support any players that are of the mindset that "it's free so its great!".
This isn't me saying this game isn't any good or that it is great, this is me saying that reviews of the game prior to its release have to be looked at as what they are; absolutely biased.
Also, isn't posting these screenshots a violation of the NDA you have to sign when you setup your beta account? When I was getting mine going a couple weeks ago I am pretty sure that it very firmly states that you cannot post images or impressions of the game outside the testing forums on the swtor website.