1: less combat missions.
2: To be captain of my ship instead of being told what to do by my crew.
3: to have to make choices as captain during missions.
4:make the ships bridge more important, have some game play on it such as setting course for a sector, and hopefully one day being able to fully pilot the ship from there ( bridge commander style)
5: more exploration such as finding new races and encountering new problems in deep space.
6: Why does my captain beam off of the bridge when he is going to need to stay there to captain the ship?