Here is a video regarding the Smuggler class progression in the upcoming Bioware game, Star Wars: The Old Republic. This is just one of the 8 core classes that will be available to players, with 4 core classes per faction and 2 advanced progressions per class.
There is no release date for SWTOR at this time, but speculation puts the release sometime before years end. I personally cannot wait for the release of this game. I loved the Mass Effect games and am a huge fan of Bioware, if anyone can make Star Wars into an amazing MMO experience, they can.
As for now all we can do is continue to share the information as we get it and hope for a formal release date for the near future.