Mike speeds through quite a bit of details in a short time.
Like so many others Mike B got into the Star Wars beta. The NDA was lifted just in time for his Report this week. Mike takes a brief look at the character selection screen, then goes on to compare how your character can act between the Empire and the Republic. He also covers some questing, cosmetic items, and the linear-ish leveling system.
I can talk about it all day but honestly Mike does a much better job at explaining in his video. Check it out and enjoy.