^Which is exactly what I did. Wasn't cheep mind. I spent about a tenner on cartel coins and most of it went on two character slot unlocks. I think I only have 300 left, which it appears isn't enough to buy anything. Indeed, now that I've had a look at the market I'm almost disgusted at how overpriced most items are. I think Bioware needs to look up the meaning of the word micro-transaction!
I'm also a little miffed now that I discover that legacy race unlocks aren't account wide. So for the sake of argument; if after finishing my Agent story I wanted to play as a Chiss Jedi, I'd have to delete a character, or buy the unlock on another server to do it. Even that is only because I happened to opened an account during the free trial when all those interesting races were only *class* restricted.
Don't get me wrong, it's nice to finally have a GUI that is now usable above Lv20 and the cargo bay & second crew skill is nice, but I just don't think it's very good value for money.
Or you can have it all for €12.99 a month.