I have several fleet-mates with multiple RA5s.. they were only able to access the ship on one of their characters.
As I posted previously, and what I wrote in my support ticket.. I bought the ship while I was in game, through the in-game store. There is no description whatsoever in-game, so I assumed (I know... I know...) that it would unlock like the Connie does.. across all Federation captains.
I don't mind that it's sub-par for the other tier 5 ships, but i would not have purchased this ship if it were made clear that you'd only get access on one captain after shelling out the $25 in the C-Store.
I'm with you. I don't mind that it is a little weaker than a T5 cruiser. My only REAL complaint is that it is only available to ONE of my RA5 characters. They should fix this...
Why not buy it is the way I look at it. I can't wait to see the other tier 5+ ships there adding as well. I smell real defiant and voyager....
A better idea mite be a skin: Buy your ship eng/tac/sci @ your tier and apply your skin. Borg cube > 8472 > Scimitar > 1701-A etc The skin will be just that a skin with all the same matching spec as the ship you buy