Cryptic, don't listen to the whiny comments on the other site. Every time something nice is said by somebody who has actually tried the current code, a few come out of the woodwork and say "waaah, epic fail, I don't want to be a Captain". Yeah right; those are the same people who, if it was a ship full of people with one Captain, would insist on being that Captain.
Cryptic rightly knows that most people playing in an MMO spend a LOT of time soloing. Soloing as some random Ensign in Engineering isn't fun. Soloing as a Captain is fun.
Bravo, Cryptic; it sounds to me like you've got the formula for a successful MMO here.