If they want to make up for all this server nonsence! Each time the server goes down they should promote each Captain one level to make up for our frustrations. That only seems fair since we paid between $50 - $80 for this game!
You would have the entire server full admirals and brigadier generals in under a week, and then everyone would quit because they would see how terrible the end game is. Cryptic is trying to make money not lose it. By slowing down your leveling with "unexpected" downtime is their way of doing it. It's kind of like the recall vs lawsuit/settlement deal. Whichever costs less or makes keeps more money your way. They probably ran the numbers and figured they would lose less customers to downtime then if they had all hit level cap.