I'm curious if anyone has any handy advice or tips for collecting as many Starfleet Merits as quickly and painlessly as possible. The only suggestions I've been given so far is repeating Defend the Sector Block missions; they do give a large chunk of merits-- it does seem sound advice. But I'd like anyone else to offer their opinions before I potentially waste hours of my time when there's a faster method.
If anyone is curious why I'm asking... I'm out of respec tokens and down some 10k merits from being able to change my spec. Thanks in advance.