Since I'm the only female writer at Cryptic (we do have female designers and in other roles) and I went to a BBQ place in Campbell with my husband today at lunch, I'm not sure I would take everything you think you heard as gospel.
Anyone who posts "slap in the face" should, in fact, be slapped in his or her face.
MAKE IT SO!
I usually get an email alert when someone gets slapped in the face, server must be down.
All I do know is my question got a response and its awesome.
Glad to see the "age old question" since the launch of STO made the Ask Cryptic this month, being 'when will a playable Romulan faction be released?" Was disappointed it was the usual generic no timeline.