Jeez guys, just buy a 7970 and pay for it with bitcoin mining.
Got one of them. Still makes my machine stutter at times. Before you ask its a 3rd gen core i7 powering it
"No, there is no real problem with P2W in STO. Obviously, if you fight against someone with an equal level of skill in the game, better equipment will give you an edge. But usually, it is the skill level that determines the outcome, not the P2W." - Sprinkles