Yeah, I agree with you. I don't think for a minute their relationship was about Laura attempting to gain status. It was probably based on a foundation of real emotion, unfortunately Adar just happened to be a married man. You can tell that, despite Adama's thoughts on Adar, she had genuine respect for the man.
I think it's safe to say that we're both looking forward to Epiphanies
a great deal. I'm hoping it sheds some light on pre-Cylon attack Laura, I've often wondered why she never had a husband (Or did she?) or doesn't seem to of had children. Of all the major characters on the show, she's the one I'm most curious about learning their pre-Cylon attack life.