The Ilum event is not a legit metric to way in on PvP standards. Most of the Repub guilds out on Ilum during this were PvE guilds. The Republic has more RP/PvE guilds than Imperials, and numbers just don't matter in this game since 90% of the PvP takes place via WZ's. There were more Repub players/guilds crying about getting killed via PvP during the event I hopped on my Imp toon several times just to farm them. It's that embarrassing.
Fair point, you'd certainly know.
I was just amazed at how often I was outnumbered in areas during the event. Was amazed I wasn't attacked more, lends credence to your statement ^^^
I guess "Master Skywalker" didn't authorize un-necessary engagement of the enemy