With the seemingly across company server maintenance, it's a little hard to post links for proof, but believe me when I say that the next expansion for the TCG has been announced. This one will follow Dash Rendar and Prince Xizor and some of the loot rewards announced have the forums up in arms... again.
The nicest thing they announced as a reward (at least to me), is the AT-AT housing. I think that will really make the landscape nice, in the same way it is nice to go to a city and see the meditation temples. Say what you will about the distribution (and people definitely have), but one thing the random TCG loot does do is keep items rare. The meditation temples are just rare enough that everyone has probably seen one, but not too many people have one. I don't mind this aspect, since it keeps the skyline from looking very medieval.
Alot of people though are in arms claiming that the TCG is a random lottery, and that as a business practice it is no good. I have to disagree there. As a business practice, it actually brilliant, since it is a decently robust game, that people do enjoy. It also is free to play for a Galaxies subscriber, but increases revenue for off of people that want better decks. I don't really hold on to the idea that people pay tons of money for just the chance at loot cards. I buy my packs for the in booster cards and the rare TCG cards (I love my Imperial Guard card), and I'm happy when i get an ingame item. Yes I wish I could get some of the big ticket items like the houses, but there are alot of loot that I got through the free packs that probably won't ever be claimed.
I do understand the e-rage though, as alot of the ideas that people are posting for in game items are showing up through the TCG loot system. It must be frustrating to some people who don't play the game, but as someone on the forums said (and I'm paraphrasing): "I just grind my credits in game when I want something that for sale from the TCG. It may suck, but I end up with what I want."
That's good old fashion ingenuity right there.