and then it does things like disenfranchise potential C-Store buyers like me.
The only ship I bought from c-store was the constitution because I made a tons of alts. Plus it wasn't a stupid price at the time. I haven't spent any money on STO since July of 2010. I didn't buy any of the other ships because they weren't needed and the were severely overpriced. There wasn't anything to do with them that I couldn't do with the free ships. So there was no point to waste the money.
(Aside: , this game has a LOT of LTS's. Consider that most of the money from LTSers, paid in the time that Atari owned Cryptic, probably went to Atari and not to Cryptic. That's revenue that PWE can't rely on. And yet 400CPs/mo need to be pushed to them. Anyone else still think that PWE values LTSers?)
Exactly what I've been thinking for the last couple of months.