if you're on the fence and don't want to spend 50 bucks ... then don't get this game.
wait for 6months or more when all the bugs are worked out, and pick up the combo package they sell when they release romulans or something.
and if city of heroes was boring for you? ... then this game will be boring for you as well. same company, same principles, same story-telling quality, same ... everything. in many ways to shoddy production values of their past second rate mmo's are in plain sight here.
if you really really want the game, go for it. space combat is "ok" and the fast paced "match" space pvp can be enjoyable ( definitely not something eve offered, but in every way that sto tries to stack up against eve ... sto loses, hard ).
but for everything that's "ok" there's about ten things that are horrid. the most glaring is the lack of any depth at all in the gameplay. so if games bore you and 50 bucks is too much if you're afraid you'll quit? ... flee. run like the wind.