I'm an Empire player, but I don't prefer their ideological beliefs. I just wanted the cool force powers and uniforms. I like to think of myself as a good person IRL, but why would I want to be something that I am in a video game, when I can experience something different?
Yeah I totally get that. I myself tend to pick whatever faction is the underdog when I start a game. I just like that feeling.
But my OP isn't really targeted at people with your approach to the faction, more for the people who seem to actually prefer the Empire's ideology.