So i've noticed a phrase come up over an over in this thread: "If you go ls/ds"
As of now, LS and DS are completely useless. All you get is some ok gear, a mount, and a pet. I played through the JK story as LS because that's what my paladin/obi wan like character would have done. I made DS decisions like choosing the romance with Kira because i think it's BS that a good honest Jedi can't love somebody, but that's another story.
I was playing through my Trooper and i was on Taris. Dorne, the healer you get, came on holo and told me the imp officer i had at gun point was a monster. She's a by the book kind of person and explain that it would be best to kill him. Now, i was going to hit LS and let him live, when i realized that's not what I would have done; that's what an indoctrinated robot would have done. My Trooper stands up to General Garza's bs because it isn't right to kill civis, it isn't right to use genocidal tech from the imps to kill our enemies, and it isn't right to lie to people who are laying their lives on the line to help me when they don't have to.
So I shot the jerk in the face, and with that single shot, i stopped caring about LS/DS.
I started playing the story for me and my character, and that's what everybody needs to do.
Same as i did since lvl 20 with my IA, in some points i hade to kill someone for LP and let them live and serve the empire for DP. which for me as an IA, that is about using my BRAIN, made me just earn LP since it was kinda the stupid way around to keep that person/technology [or the other way around] the wise thing to do so it wont back stab you later on. though i did go to lvl IV DS since i like being evil. but some choices i had to take and on the way gain some LP. I really stopped caring much about them anymore. as I play my IA [now lvl 50 anyway], i like being smart and not rackless about anything. if there is a chance that someone is lieing his way to just survive and promiss he will work for the empire, i dont take the baite, i kill it. no loose ends.
overall, the IA is one of the classes people should check out, it has an amazing storyline and a very good bunch of choices. sometimes i found myself sitting in a convo for a long time and just thinking what should i choose and if its the choice i am willing to live with.
the end game is freaking awesome, and i really cant wait to get more in the future expensions that will wrap more of the early choices i made.