I'm looking forward to revisiting SWG and diving into the community here. I joined the original SWG shortly after NGE went live, and it took a little while to figure out why everyone was so grumpy. I played as a rebel on Intrepid and then Ahazi after the server merge - my main's name was either Miek or Miiek, I can't recall the spelling. I was initially jedi (until split offensive/defensive templates were effectively nerfed), and then split time between medic and smuggler when I wasn't in space. I also enjoyed collecting weapons and other artifacts from the CU and preCU eras.
More recently, I've spent some time on the Revelations emu server, but I prefer the NGE environment to that of preCU, especially when time-zone differences make unbuffed combat necessary!