I really hope the load times aren't one of the new features they're touting. I waited over 5 minutes to exit a sector after completing a mission. They seemed to have muched up the targeting again too. It was so easy to target a ship before the latest patch. They're not supposed to break things this close to launch.
To boldly load where no man has loaded before. I have never been an 'I hate instancing' guy, but the way Cryptic abuses instancing with terrible transitions and far, far too many of them not to mention them being incredibly small (handful of people per instance) it really is sickening. A game about space is more like a lack of space with little to no real persistent world, just a bunch of disconnected maps and zones. On top of of that, their server farm is so terrible the loads are frigging slow as hell, it is like salt in the wound.