Took a closer look at the new set bonuses.
It appears, that this set will make a properly skilled cruiser captain very competitive.
If you have the updated more powerfully MK XII set you get awesome tanking value. It seems to be designed to enhance damage output as well. The new console/weapon set looks to be very kinetic heavy.
If the cutting beam is anything like the actual Borg version, it should have a good bit of shield penetration.
Makes me want to try a kinetic damage build on a cruiser or science ship, because that should free up enough energy to put into shields.
A tanking torpedo boat with cutting beam.. yeah. Sounds interesting.