Actually, in a very real sense, EVERYONE here is a nOOb since the game hasn't even been released yet. Everything we "know" about it is a combination of limited information, educated inference, and just plain smoke & mirrors.
What we DO know with virtual 100% certainty is that the game is not just compatible with multiple ships, but actually designed for it. The whole Point System mechanic virtually guarantees it. Otherwise, it'd be like playing Wizards of the Coast's Star Wars minis game and one guy says "I like Nahdar Vebb, so I'll play him" and the other player says "well, I like Darth Bane, so I'll play HIM." Might be fun, but... brief.
Right now, if you look at the immediately upcoming releases, it looks like they're designed to replicate Big Scenes from ANH. You gotcher X-Wings & Y-Wings, you gotcher TIEs and Vader's TIE, and (apparently; but I didn't see the reference) you got the Millenium Falcon. Also the Slave-I.
Next up (assuming the game's a hit) certainties will be the TIE Interceptor & A-Wing, likely will be the B-Wing, (I maintain) unlikely will be the TIE bomber. Depending on FFG's aggressiveness, possibles would be the Z-95 Headhunter, the TIE Defender and the Outrider.
After that, it would gravitate to the prequel trilogy & the Clone Wars. Which is fine; I'd LOVE me some Aethersprites!