I restarted my account last month. I enjoyed the game, but used to find the monetization made the game absolutely unplayable unless you're willing to put a car payment into the game per month.
I was told by old friends the game had not done another Darth Malak. However, what I've found is that while the game is still fun for me. as a returning player, it's completely unplayable for these reasons:
--GAC. Every single matchup is loaded with players who have the Galactic legends. The GAC algorithm is still hot garbage and apparently returning players are not invited to play GAC.
--Fleet Arena. Everyone has the newest ships, returning players can't compete or setup any crystal income.
--Hyper gear/character shard farming bottleneck. When I left the raids used to give a good amount of the g12->g13 gear. Now you have to actively farm it and the raids don't give much. So if you also need to farm character shards--as returning players desperately need to do--it's a very hard ultimatum for them to face. Again, returning players unwelcome.
In short, the game is still unplayable without a significant overspend in cash, and it's even more unplayable for any returning players. I guess keep that in mind. If you quit, it's for good, CG/EA do not care about you coming back ever.
If the Dev team disagrees, I'd love to hear about the systems you're planning to implement to provide new fleet shards for returning players, and new GAC algorithims so returning players face competition on par with where they're at.