Back in Bloodfin, the best characters I remember were DSJ or Commando. As for being best melee PvPer I would expect a DSJ to get that title...Your set up must have been (and will be!) pretty unique and well thought out.
I never really liked the part of dealing damage and would rather be the person healing such damage.
We'll see what happens after the server is up and running for a while. Who knows what'll happen.
DSJ and Commando are definitely going to be the most popular, largely because they are the easiest classes and most overpowered. Truth be told, a DSJ isn't really even a melee class in my eyes, as they don't actually use their lightsabers that much. Most of their abilities and damage come from Force attacks, so they are ironically more of a range class than a melee class. LSJ, on the other hand, solely rely on their lightsabers (as well as defensive abilities) for any kind of damage.
I will say that my setup is definitely unconventional and likely not something any other LSJ will use. It required a lot of theory crafting, testing and the right mixture of buffs and enhancements. In my opinion, part of what makes this MMO so unique is how much you can actually uniquely tailor your character. The possibilities and ways in which you can build your class are almost limitless. Really, you are only limited by your imagination.
I've never been a big fan of DPS-oriented classes either. Tanking has always been my favorite role in MMOs. I just created a setup for PvP in which I can still tank but also deal respectable damage to aid my teammates.
Yep. Depending on how things pan out, how large the community is, and how many players stick around will really inform how to best go forward. Community means everything in SWG, so I will definitely do my part to aid and assist in whatever manner I can to help improve the community. What made SWG so great was the people I met, and I'd like to continue that in Stella Bellum.