I'm not to keen on needing two characters from opposite factions to get HK-51.
Please embrace the concept of a "time sink". A basis foundation of ANY MMO out there.
It's a very good design on their part (what I mean is that it's good for their BUSINESS). People WILL want it. And people WILL play alts.
I'm pretty sure than no amount of QQ is going to change that design choice.