Regardless I don't think they'll release SW LCG till April 2012 at the earliest. Got to give LotR' LCG at least a year in the spot light before you introduce another game into the LCG line.
Now I wouldn't mind that so much if they actually told us a release date. To me, "Early 2012" means January/February and maybe March, but I have the feeling that "early" just means the first half of the year. It's a good point about LotR, I just wish they'd announced a mid-2012 release date if they knew ahead of time that they were gonna give LotR a year by itself before bringing out SW. Oh well -- it won't come out 'till it's out.
I'm thinking "early" means Jan, Feb, March, or April. I figure, if you break a calendar year into early/middle/end, then you're dividing it by 3, so 12 / 3 = 4, and that's how I get the 4 month window.
Hopefully we'll get a holiday present with some info in the next month or so...