I concur. One should start as a neutral alignment. The main quest of the game is to determine where your leanings are, whether they be light or dark. If you follow the path of the Jedi, you will be met with the full fury of the darkside and if you choose the path of darkness, the galaxy will crumble. The choice lies in you.
*sighs* There I've said my piece and I'll retire to my waterfall sanctuary and meditate.