Heh, yes I am very evil.
Simply put, I chose the side that I knew would inevitably loose. But, I only know that because of my super-nerdly-know-how of the Star Wars timeline. (although if you read the books past the movies . . . the republic eventually dies, and the sith are still roamin . . . so ???)
The game itself still has plenty of bugs - more and more die of each week though - They are constanly making handly little improvements. My biggest complaint to date has to be the UI though. Once they release the API and allow for mods, I will be much happier.
Speaking of mods, since we're in the "Vanilla" era of ToR, I doubt i'd care to have things like recount. Unless Bioware makes the same mistakes blizzard did - we won't ever "need" one.
The fighting style is very different, firstly there is no auto attack, and second every attack has an animation . . . and on some of those if you interupt the animation the attack will not go through, which ironicly enough, adds some realism to the game.
All in all, Blizzard still hasn't fixed my problem, so I am biased, but I consider this game a worthwhile investment. While it may not be a "Wow-killer" in general, it probably is for me.