Defintely - and it wouldn't really need to be anything huge either. Perhaps amend it so that there is some sort of 'mini-boss' tactical drone at the end of tutorial that has retained/regained it's ability to adapt to energy weapons, and new players therefore need the remodulator to combat it.
The remodulator mechanic is annoying at best. In fact, I rather hate that the Borg are possible in the Incursion event for just that reason (plus the whole assimilation probes thing).
I think a number of new folks might be turned off to have this smacked in their face right off the bat.