There, I found a thread wherein players were stating their reasons for choosing an Imperial Agent over a Smuggler. A lot of people cited PVP or the story line as their reasons, but one person cited his reason as a reaction to a video.
This video could legitimately be considered a spoiler, if you consider movie trailers to be spoilers. I think the creator did a pretty good job of piecing things together, and, to be honest, the biggest possible spoiler point in Chapter 1 is not even alluded to in the video.
By the way, Hikarinoko is now running around in Chapter Two.
I'll confess: unlike my Consular's experience with Lord Vivicar, my Agent fell flat on her face at her end of Chapter 1 quest. After a few times of this, I went so far as to read about the encounter and try to implement the suggestions given. But although I attempted it many times over several days, my efforts were in vain. In desperation, I finally managed to talk my husband into bringing his slightly lower-level Sith Sorcerer and healing, so I could keep my full attention on the boss and his various casts. (This, by the way, was only made possible by the incredibly good fortune of having both our transfer origination servers directing to the same destination server.) With someone else, it was so simple, I felt sheepish for not having been able to do it solo . . . but some quests are like that. (Note to self: next time, set a Focus. It might help.)
I did wonder how the writers could possibly make something to rival Chapter 1 as I headed into Chapter 2 . . . But you know, so far, I think they have risen to the challenge. (When I find myself staying up later than I should be doing, after a physically exhausting day of packing/loading boxes and furniture, and unpacking them all again at the destination, just because I am caught up in the story . . . . well, that's success.)