Obviously there really is no benefit to their instancing. Its a failed concept that hopefully dies here.
I've been saying that since the day it was announced. They asked us time and time again to give them the benefit of the doubt, what with their "its hard to explain, you just have to experience it for yourself" routine.
We'll I'ev played STO for a few months now, and all I can say is, their heavy instancing of the game sucks.
"Whats the cheapest way to make a game, and make the biggest profit" pfff