Well, I love this idea, I think everyone should have the chance to own a droid that's not a freaking obnoxious steward. If I could replace my Steward permanently with HK-51 I'd be over the forest moon of Endor.
I really hope he won't require going to a place where we can be griefed by other players and prevented from getting him. =(
Then your hopes are to be dashed, can you say outlaws den fun tiems!!!! I can!!!