How about testing following thing, just for curiosity:
1. What happens if everything is free, only cosmetic stuff is available from C-Store?
2. What happens if progression is free, only storyline is followed from your captain cabinet on your ship?
3. What happens if respecing is free at all times, does it improve PVP matches?
4. What happens if every F2P is allowed to have 1 foundry slot?
5. What happens if Cryptic would ask PW how they see this whole P2W style playing?
6. What happens if beta is opened for larger audience, could it get us more players?
7. What happens if Cryptic removes goldens or silvers and make this game for F2P players?
8. What happens if Cryptic gives all their new stuff for free to current subscribers, i know it would have to be cosmetic, but do people love that kind of stuff?
9. What happens if developer starts to make their processes working, instead of giving misinformation over internet?
10. What happens if someone mentiones Cryptic company someday, do they feel disgust or will they say: I would love to support them anyday with real money or working in there?
11. What happens if all at cryptic STO development team is out of job, is there a backup plan?
12. Last i will guess what will happen after this post: Nothing, because ship is definetely set course to unseen iceberg and captain is only thinking how to make this boat go faster