I have to concur with most in this thread...Fleet crafting ftw!
Our fleet holds a weekly group event just to harvest resources for our bank...through this activity we ensure that we always have materials on hand when someone needs something. Our policy is every active player in our fleet who gets a character to lower admiral or above gets an Aegis set from the fleet. We also have enough experience PVE players to ensure that all new characters are taken through all 3 STFs for their Borg set, no fuss. Collaboration is what fleets are for.
Tired of ice skating up hill? Join any good fleet, there's plenty of us out here.
I did all the task forces... took a while for ones like the cure and KA but i felt proud that i was able to display all my borg equip and even was considering crafting to give myself a little more edge but everyone has it. Problem comes in to play when you enter pvps now where there's so much ageis and borg equip that no one has much more of an edge on anyone .. its like your almost waiting for someone to slip up so you can give them a critical hit.
so i am reading
'I suck at pvp so i did some crafting and ran some borg missions to get gear i hoped would put me so far ahead it would make up for the fact i am rubbish. Alas i discovred a lot of players already have these, and worse, didn't even have to put the work in i did to get them so i wasted my time and i still suck at pvp.