I have been playing MMOís for over 10 years now, including EQ1 and 2, Dark Age of Camelot, Age of Conan, Lord of the Rings, to name a few. I must say that the Cure quest is by far the worst designed quest out of all the games I have played.
I know many of you are able to complete it, I am talking about design. What is expected to complete the ground portion is ridiculous. One might just as well go to a casino and throw dice as expect to unlock the gates, and having worked at a casino I understand just how stupid a move that is.
To be fair, this is the only quest in STO I have found to be bad, even counting its prequel, but it is so badly done I felt I had to say something.