you forgot all the Per-Character crap they pulled today.....
....so ya... there IS a reason to whine again.
Yeah, that's my only current complaint... Per-Character is pretty much laughable. They already have one of the lowest number of character slots I've ever seen in an MMO.. now they want to charge things pre-character..
My own opinion is that even some cosmetic items such as ship skins and uniforms should be included with the subscription. I don't really believe that whether something gives an advantage should be the MT litmus test.
As someone who subscribes to a Star Trek game, I kinda think that when new ships are designed, whether skins or actual ships, they should be available to be gotten in game. Especially considering that ships are such a large component of the game overall and, well, core to Star Trek.
No, skins don't have any advantage, but we're subscribing to a ST game here. I think ships should be included. It would sorta be like subscribing to a magazine about cooking, but if you want the new recipes you have to buy them separately.