Now I do not agree with a lot of posts / comments Pax makes, but this is a logical, well drafted way of demonstrating what negative impact PWE's lack of interest in PVP could have.
Only issue I got is that I highly doubt this forum would get the right type of attention this post is seeking.
"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