Greetings, Mr. Sage!
Glad to see you went out of your way to read the rules! Right now pvp has not been implemented, per say, but you can arrest a player (see Arrest and Execution). If you want to plan on pvp, I would put a focus into the weapon type of your choice (ie projectile, melee, etc.) and put points into that. I also feel that Infantry Command will be very useful for larger battles, such as if you're taking on multiple opponents. Realize that that is a costly skill as it will require you to outfit many NPCs for combat.
For force sensitivity, really just don't plan on it. Odds are very low. To be tested, I would join a faction and ask them to be tested at some point or another. Joining a faction to begin with is highly recommended as it will get you acclimated to the game.
Freighter piloting makes your ship faster. If you want to go fast, put points there. It will be useful before combat comes out. When combat comes out, I'm unsure. Possibly Space Command. I would look to others for more info there.
For race, I would choose a race that compliments your weapon choice. Gammorean if you go melee and whatnot. Pay attention to skills and health and don't choose a race based on force sensitivity chances.
I hope I am of some use to you!
Caes`hla Csapla, Aristocra of House Csapla.