Obviously not a bug, but wanted to post here since a lot of bugs and complaints filed here by members about the server performance.
I was blown away at how fast I logged in to STO last night! After loading the client, it immediately went to my character selection screen. No "retrieving characters" wait message or anything. Then when I selected my character, the client opened and put me in my ship in space LITERALLY in milliseconds (less than a second)!
I've never logged into an MMO that quickly before. I was extremely impressed.