I was wonderIng how to approach Cryptic with an idea on storyline.
Basically when there are rescue missions that require your character to beam on another ship to render assistance. Why not have a level exterior to the ship? you could have sections of the ship that are only accessible from the exterior of the ship and therefore requiring the crew to EVA... and maybe fight off some Borg or Undine whilst out there! mwahahahaha!
Also you could add the next gen EVA suits to the cryptic store as an extra. (I think it would be possible to eva with personal force fields but only for a limited time.)
Imagine zero-g walking across the saucer section to get to the bridge! how awsome would that be????? :)