Thanks for the compliments, Scott and Dan.
About a month behind my dream schedule, I finished up Level 5 today, so now The Death Star is fully armed and operational!
I'll have pics to share soon!
(and curse you, JediMAC, I couldn't help sketching out a rough idea of what a Throne Room might look like as level 6 the other day. But it is not meant to be...at least not for a while.)