Well I think the Star Cabal power is ridiculously over-exaggerated and goes far beyond my tolerance threshold. Okay they could somehow manipulate a few mid-ranked egocentric Sith, but the whole Dark Council on something like this? Be serious. Actually something like disbanding of Imperial Intelligence would never go pass Emperor himself, so in the end this concept fails one way or another. Not to mention them manipulating the Jedi order. That is even more ridiculous. There is just no way I will accept something like this.
On the other hand it is basically just a ridiculous rehash of GenoHaradan from KOTOR.
So is this the part where you break out the "the Star Cabal is breaking my immersion" line, or does that come later?
Manipulation comes in more forms than over, blatant, in your face bullying and arm twisting.