I went ahead and made a smuggler on Cell of Imu, one of the PvE servers located in France. All the servers are at full capacity, but I wanted to see if I could duplicate what you're experiencing. I just did a bit of combat and running around, and I'm just not seeing what you're describing. My latency was 200-300ms which is kinda meh, but that's due to the data having to travel across the Atlantic Ocean from where I am. Even with that mediocre latency, the game is still very much playable.
So... I dunno man.