I know that the intent in The Old Republic was that the factions would be balanced by having the same classes available to each faction, albeit with different names and animations.
But after playing the game for a while, I'm not sure I believe this anymore.
While it's true that the Republic Commando and the Imperial Bounty Hunter share the same abilities, the bounty hunter uses "Heat", which goes from 0 - 100, and the Commando uses "Ammo", which goes from twelve to zero.
Converting Ammo to an equivalent amount of heat 2/12 ~> 17 heat.
Am I missing something, or do Bounty Hunters get fractionally better abilities?
Are there other differences between the faction classes, such as talent trees, or even non-mirrored abilities? Are the classes in TOR really mirrored across factions, or only approximately?