Some examples like
Empire instant skill vs Republic delayed animation
Republic dirty kick that roots the player for 1 sec vs Empire smooth animation
you call these preferences? No wonder republic suck balls in pvp. Hell, the players can't even notice the flaws if you shoved it into their faces.
Why should the game help YOU when your team/faction sucks? This isn't Call of Duty where the game rewards you with perks like death streaks for playing like ****. If you can't deliver a good opposition, then the beatings should hurt and it should sting enough to make a grown man cry until you get some good opposition. Just because there's consistently less people on the Republic side doesn't mean it's not impossible.