Have the devs ever thought of selling ship skins like they sell bridge interiors? Now, Im not talking about those lame holo emitters that last only an hour but a way for people to be able to fly what looks like thier favorite ship but really isnt. I would definetly pay quite the amount of zen to be able to fly around in my chimera but have it looking like a galaxy class starship. The code is already there, the ships are already there, they just need to make it permanent, put it into the cstore, make it cost some zen, and there we you go. Maybe they could even do some novelty ships like the borg, romulans, and tholians with it.
I think the reason you'll never see this is for the purposes of PVP primarily, but even in pug PVE situations. If you roll up in a Chimera wearing a Miranda costume, I'm only guna know that you're a miranda and hate you intensely. Ultimately your ship broadcasts some information about who you are and what you can do. "Cloaking" that would be a bad idea.
there are holo emitters that allow you to do this already, its just for the amount of gpl and short amount of time they last its just not worth it to use. plus the ships you can choose from are ships people dont care to emulate. Obviously if "cloaking" information was important holo-emitters wouldnt be in game already because thats what they do