Pretty annoying for the end-user. I reckon >85% of the PC gaming demographic are already on Steam. I doubt that this will discourage anyone from playing SWTOR if they wanted to in the first place though.
Also, remember, UberSampling is not expected to be used by any one with our generation of graphics cards. It's the "you come back to the game three years later and still got something pretty to look at option".
@nissanskyline For the people that get nearly the same fps on highest and lowest settings, it's because of your CPU. The Advanced Settings mostly influence the GPU, so this is a surefire way to tell after you ruled out the Nvidia 3d bug thingie. And can you cut insulting the developer when you're the one too daft to inform yourself?
I'm playing on "max settings", bar UberSampling of course. Think of UberSampling as a feature that's for people coming back to the game three years down the road. Know what it does? It does all the work your CPU+GPU does without it THREE TIMES OVER. So it's FPS without ubersampling / 3. It looks beautiful and is in all ways superior to AA+AF, but it crushes your fps by definition. :)