Some nice responses the last few posts. TY TY TY to Kuber for the trooper info, as that pretty much validates and cements my choice for a first character. Now I am really excited!!
General FYI to our STO TORinos (hehe, TORinos): looks like the forums and site will be down periodically until the 13th, and they have stated that the forums are being wiped and restarted to customers only. So if you happened to post at the official site, just know that it will be a brand new place come Tuesday.
Other than that, looks like it will be a new era for some of us next week, and a lot more in 10 days on launch. I hope I get to play with my fellow STOers, because by and large, we are one of the most nice and close knit communities in gaming.