you realize that, historically, the debilitating animation delays have been on the imperial mirrors, right? the mando/merc punt has an animation delay for mercs. the inquis/consular punt had an animation delay for inquis. I'm not sure what animation delay you're referring to, but those are the only two that are/were different between factions that I'm aware of, and both of those are/were detrimental to imperial players.
Slinger Vital Shot delay for once