The TIE/D allows you to fire twice each round, once with an equipped cannon of three or fewer squad points and once with your primary weapon. Pick your poison...Tractor Beam, Flechette Cannon or Ion Cannon...all of which give you a measure of control over your target. Leading off with your cannon attack and making your opponent choose to use their evades early or take a stress/ion/tractor token...and then follow up with you base 3 attack...yeah that is going to leave a mark.
It will be interesting to see what love the TIE Bomber is going to get. Regardless though...this is a box set that I am going to get at least one of...if not two!