Yeah it's ridiculous. Ilum IS A PVP PLANET. It has PVP objectives and valor boosts on the pvp side. If you have to go there for the new event it's to encourage PVP.
We've had 2 PVE events. It's about time we get a PVP one.
I completely agree, I primarily play PvE, but I think a PvP event will be a lot of fun, and will make the game a little more exciting again.