On the respect all Sith bit, I'm going to note on an IC level a Sith, even a lowly apprentice, has every right to expect you to treat him with respect within the empire. this is the SITH EMPIRE. the Sith rule. you might not like sith, but from an IC POV you should show a degree of respect. the empire is not a land of equals after all.
that said, Sith roleplayers need to reckongize this, and not abuse this.
I agree with you on that. There are some people who are stupid about not respecting Sith. Though after the 20th level 10 Sith claiming to be the emperor comes along you tend to just not care. Sith players do come off simply as pest these days. Like always there is an exception, but it's like rats... Some are nice as pets. Others are ridden with viruses and suck to be near.