Having finally read the last page of this adventure today and therefore the entire Beta book, I have decided that I rather like this game. Despite my earlier objections, of the three Star Wars offerings, this is the best. It was the adventure that pushed me over the edge (no pun intended) and revealed to me what is possible for a Force and Destiny-style game. I love it.
The group of players that I've got really enjoyed how different the adventure was from what most folks expect from a Star Wars adventure. Like you said, it opens the doors as to what a Force and Destiny campaign could be about.