Like the OP, I too am enjoying the game and looking forward to years of playing this game as it grows and expands.
The problems they had this weekend are growing pains and I am confident they will be worked out. I have confidence in Cryptic, I have played CoH for years, and Champions Online since it launched. CO has developed into a very smooth enjoyable game. I fully expect STO to take a similar path.
What we all need is a little patiance (and in the case of some posters a whole lot of maturity...) and the kinks will be worked out.
Like the OP I bought the lifetime subscription, the deluxe digital edition and the collectors box set... I am in for the long haul...