I don't know much about gear, but there's a glider with stealth capability, and I hear the pvp mount is very nice cause it's super fast?
Ship-wise the speeder is probably best for smuggling, it can hold a couple of tradepacks of w/ever you're smuggling, and it'll outrun non-speeders when going from east-west or west-east. For north-south/south-north there's apparently something called "trade-winds" which makes certain ships (the black pearl) go faster than the speeder, but not sure how that works.
If you just wanna gank traders though you're probably best off just waiting at a beach near a tradepost (in stealth) and waiting for a vulnerable target you can pick off and steal the tradepack(s) from. Rezz points tend to be pretty closeby though so be careful they don't come back and kill you for the effort
Good to know! Once again your info is most valuable!
@Steelwind, also thank you for your input! Always good to have a second opinion! You are only solidifying my temptation to go with the Hermit build as it seems to fit my preferred playstyle, even if it sounds as though it may be a semi-common build. At least it's not the "go to" PvP build and requires a more skillful/tactical play instead of the supposed no skill alpha strike.
You guys are making it harder for me to wait for the NA Client lol!