I haven't played this game a while, so can't say the playerbase isn't changed, but here is my experience:
Most of the times the servers was filled with the "not so good but not so bad" players, you can call them semi-professional players. They're always complain when someone doesn't use single saber, because the "dual and staff for noobs only". They think those two is easy to use and overpower. And yes, they're jumping a lot with a lot of mindless swings, and they though that is combo.
However there are real professional players who know where to find the balance between the weapons, and use real combos with reflex based counters. Most of them are helpful if you ask them.