Yeah, I'm kinda the same way... I'll max out and I may delete then. It's something I only play on weekends on my gf's iPad, it's pretty tedious. You get attacked and they don't give you enough (or even offer) to defend yourself properly... You can essentially be attacked by anyone at any time and have to pay for protection. It's really quite pointless ultimately, to really try, unless you just want to see what's up in the campaigns.
The Campaigns are all I really want to play... PvP is meh to me. I've stuck it up a noobs butt, and I've had the same happen to me, and it's all just who has the most ****, basically.
And yes, the Imperial "heroes" are just darker versions of vehicles they already have mostly. I see there's the Royal Guard now too, but he blows goats generally. You're further ahead deploying just about anyone else.
If you don't sit on it yourself CONSTANTLY, playing it is really just tedious. I've been attacked twice this week (I have my gf gathering resources throughout the week)... I can do nothing about it because I'm not there to bother.
Hell, you can even link it to Twitter or something, only FB, which I'm not on.
I do like screen grabs of the vehicles though... And the Empire has the MTV-7! Yes, the mini-rig! Freaky. And not sure what it does speederbikes don't do, either.