These are what we call the 'YMMV items.' Things that some people find in this work. We call them 'your mileage might vary' because not everyone sees these things in the same way. This starts discussions in the trope lists, a thing we don't want. Please use the discussion page if you'd like to discuss any of these items.
In Name Only: A major criticism of this book is that it's not really very Star Wars-y at all; if anything, the plot is more akin to a Star Trek story. (Which is unsurprising, given that Vonda McIntyre had written a few Star Trek novels in the past.)