Well... Since you copied your other thread I will copy my comments from that thread as well:
I am a big supporter of the C-Store. I believe that paying a premium for premium items is totally fair. I have purchased every single ship model/refit, all the races, all the bridge packs, and a ton of other stuff...
This skin was somewhat disappointing because it is not premium quality.
Cryptic should KNOW that people who purchase ship models will probably look at every square inch of it over and over... And this model has a flaw which should have been cought before it was released (for money) to the customer base.
The KDF seem to be satisfied with getting leftovers, scraps, and mediocre content. They have been this way ever since beta. They get so little, that when they get anything, even if it isn't up to the standards of the Feds, they are overjoyed and argue loudly in favor of it. They seem to have abandoned all efforts to get quality and excellence, and instead are now pleased with sub-par additions, so long as it is anything at all.
A few months ago I said I would never give Cryptic another cent but damn that ship is just so amazing that I had to do it, even with it's graphical glitches
I know that it would have been great if we got the skin free, but really I'm just happy that we got the ship in the first place and earlier than the other new ships that we're getting (which I doubt will have skins by themselves).
So lets tone it down a tad shall we? We got the Vor'cha and we're getting more, it's not all perfect and we should have already had it in the first place but we didn't. So let's just be thankful that we got it at all and not ridicule Cryptic to the point where they say, "**** it" alright?
Personally, I think the ship skin looks cool. It pretty much matches the Sovereign in terms of BO layout, and has the ability to mount DHC's and such. This way, I believe it can be a force to be reckoned with. I however, do not fly cruisers on the KDF side because I am flying my Raptor until they bring out the new ships. Then, I'll make the decision to either go with what I have or change to something else.....and I do hope for their sakes they have 1 alternate skin for each of the new ships coming out...They certainly did for most of the other ships....