I tried telling Heretic that the Fleet Starbases are a terribad idea but he's dead set on implementing them. I think many people at Cryptic do this sort of thing and when we tell them it's awful they say we're just afraid of change.
Fleet Starbases is one of those things that everyone thinks they want but they really don't. Latest example is shipboard interior DOff assignments. Great "reality" of Star Trek, super inconvenient to actually use and very much a pain. We're already barely a Starfleet with Cryptic's one-ship one-story paradigm, and now with Zone being so unmoderated most non-F2P people will sit in their quiet Fleet Bases all the time.
I think there is some truth to that though. We're anything but indifferent about change.