The Electronics Entertainment Expo is this Monday, so the The Old Republic news has started to come out already. Gamespot have a very nice interview and video with some of the Bioware guys about the game.
They discuss that they will have raids, called "operations", vehicles in the game to travel around quicker, maybe ship customization, and they discuss some of the crafting options. I am a fan of crafting (and made a fair bit in SWG crafting speeder bikes), so I am glad to hear that SWTOR will let crafters create some fairly powerful items to fill in slots, and maybe even some best in slot items if you hit upon an awesome recipe.
Apparently the game is playable on the floor at E3, so expect long queues, but may the force be with you if you wait, I'm sure it will be cool.