PVP's the only way to go! I'm on an rp-PVP server, playing a Republic trooper. Pew, pew, laz0rs! Only level 6 right now but I imagine I'll hit 10 sometime this week. Then I'll be seeing the "real" game since I think that's when you start hitting up the main hub zones.
Oh, not using Origin. Steam is one thing but I'm not interested in installing EA's crapware.