Would it make any difference if the default weapon stance when going into shooter mode was NOT 'weapons out'?
Surely if shooter mode is StarTrek Online's 'default mode' then the tone that should be stuck is exploration and all that, and not run around with phasers out, even when not in combat situations.
It would make no difference to gameplay if the weapons of you and your away team were not drawn when you are in shooter mode, but would make an immersive difference to many I am sure. Rather than have the only option to press H each time you want to play in shooter mode without a 'running around with scissors' feeling.
If you want people to play in shooter mode by default then surely this makes sense ?