"if perfect, God would not have to command them to do or not do anything. Right?"
Not necessarily GIA, of course that depends on the definition that a person attaches to perfection.
This scenario might explain what I mean:
A person buy a crystal vase that by all appearance is a perfect vase. After purchase the buyer drops the vase and it breaks. Does this mean the vase was faulty? No, because the perfection applied to different characteristic of it, maybe its shape, purity of glass etc. Only if an object that is supposed to endure harsh shock can be said to be flawed if it breaks after a fall.
There is no basis to expect A&E to have had abilities that are not explicitly stated that they would have.
For instance the fact that they weren't as strong as some animals or able to fly like birds does not mean they were imperfect.
This applies also expectation that A&E should not have been capable of disobedience.
If they would have been created as robots without the ability for rebellion then and only then could it be rightly said that they were not perfect if they disobeyed, this however is not the case.
God expected them -and us- to be faithful and obedient, making those qualities hardwired in humans and impossible to deviate from, would in effect make those qualities meaningless.
Since God has the ability to exercise his free will, "made in God's image" means that humans would have that ability as well.