I have thought about buying a LTS, but the unplanned server / service outages have caused me to re-examine that train of thought. STO is my 1st MMO that I have played so the concept of online games is still a bit new to me. I suppose the issue is that if the servers are down or there is service issue, then I cannot play the game. That dramatically different from simply buying a game like Skyrim and play it whenever I feel like playing it.
I am on the fence now, if and when the LTS gets discounted, then I will likely just bite the bullet. For now, I will simply play the game as F2P and purchase Zen from time to time to throw real money at the developers (like this past weekend).