TiVOSreya isn't a character: he's you, or you as you'd like to be. He is not at all cool; in fact, he thinks cool is a temperature reading, and when he says "Oh, I just put on whatever old thing's lying around," he means "on the floor, where I threw it last night - but I turned the underwear inside out first." There's never been anything special about him that he could see; boy, is he in for a surprise. He's got no emotional scars to speak of. And he's gotten no slack from you.
In general, you care deeply about Sreya, but you're smart enough to let him stand on his own, without burdening him with your personal fantasies or propping him up with idealization and over-dramatization. Sreya is a healthy character with a promising career ahead of him.
TiVOI've played Guild Wars, Lord of the Rings Online, DC Universe Online, Star Trek Online, City of Heroes, and D&D Online all as Free-to-play, and have happily spent money on each and every one of those games.
I can now say that The Old Republic has the most obnoxious and tacky free-to-play option of them all.
This is purely based on feelings, I have no data to back this up. But in all the other games I felt like the free-to-play options were designed to let me pay for the content I wanted to play, when I wanted to pay for it. TOR feels like it's punishing me for switching to the F2P option.
Heck, at this point, I'd rather give my money to Marvel: Avengers Alliance than TOR.