I have been playing STO since the second weekend of closed beta. I have been a lifetime subscriber since before the early start perios before launch. What I have not been, is a hardcore endgame player. While I initially was very enthusiastic about playing a KDF captain, the realities imposed before launch ended that for not only myself, but many players. Most left and never came back. I was committed to the game, and my Fed fleet, so I stayed, though I dabbled with a couple of KDF captains.
I recently took control of our joint fleet KDF branch, and the KDF captain I have been playing recently took possession of a Vo'Quv carrier. While it is just the vanilla version, and I only have the EC versions of the BOP, I have to say, I will not play anything other than a Vo'Quv again. I have had to restructure my BO skills, my consoles, and my weapons choices, not to mention my playstyle. It is all worth it.
I was in love with the battlecruisers from the start, eschewing the BOP and the raptors. Nothing in Starfleet could compare with a battlecruiser, especially the Vor'cha class and it's variant, the Tor'khat. But now I am in love with that fat targ, the Vo'Quv, and I will be a carrier man until they pull the plug on the game.
I just brought the Karfi this afternoon, always been an Escort pilot prior to this, I can say in the 10 minutes I played on it this afternoon after spending a good half hour on set up , I dont think I will ever go back to an Escort with my klink, the thing is so damn versatile!
I picked one up today too, but I have to say that my survivability was crap. Like I said before, my build is not optimal, but on a foundry mission where the author said he couldn't play through without respawning, I managed to survive on my Vo'Quv. I will work on a build for the Kar'fi, I like how it turns, and I can probably get it setup to be more sturdy. I will have to take a look at my skill choices as well, see what I can tweak, I still have a gazillion respec tokens.