Have personally seen this bug, player is local irl friend. He is stuck at Lt. 11, has spent 6600 skill points, is currently in sector space next to sol system(my idea) and cannot get the auto-level for Lcdr. My only idea as to why this has happened may be the tutorial mish in his mish log causing a bug. This is definitely a SHOWSTOPPER.
yup 6700 is the magic number, would be awfully nice if their documentation reflected that number, or ANY number. Also the number of skill points listed in Lt. ranks goes to 6600, how are you supposed to 'divine' that 6700 is the 'magic number' : P. The whole 'transparency' doctrine needs some work, too bad most of us will be level 45 before we see any changes, oh well.