Frame rate has nothing to do with their servers. It's about your graphic card making you see things your game client wants you to. Those things are already "loaded" in your "ram" from your "harddisk" which contains that 40gbs of swtor client. All those processes has -nothing- to do with what i'm talking about. Also making lowest highest settings on your graphics wont change anything it's all about YOUR graphic card, effects no one but your gameplay.
And transfering datas from web isnt carrying colorful boxes dude more customization just means more data simple as that.
Playing games through summer "vactions" only may make you some kind of "knowledgable" about contents of those games not what we re talking about... your post is like those cat pictures... I'm wearing a hat - your argument is invalid! Lol...
Now people may say that they notice data transfer while playing wow was minimal but i remind you blizzard refused to lower gcd just becouse of this problem i explained. So yes it is a big deal.
EDIT: "Futhermore I haven't noticed any longer loading times of my games despite armor that I am wearing." I just accually read this... OMG! I hope you were trolling