Though he didn't advertise it, Palpatine did nothing to hide the fact that he was Darth Sidious, and anyone with eyes could see he was a Sith. He did try to spread the idea that the Force itself didn't exist, but when you have a guy with the title of Darth walking around with a red lightsaber who is calling you "Master," it's pretty obvious. Also, I've read that even people who had no Force sensitivity could feel the Dark Side oozing off the emperor when they were in his presence. With that being said, did anyone have any strong feelings about it? I know that there was the revolt of Trachta, who believed that the Sith were unfit to rule the galaxy, but this view seemed to be very much the minority, with most Imperial officers having a fierce loyalty to Palpatine. How much do you think his Sith identity helped or hurt the opinions of his underlings towards him?