With this I agree. I remember a few times during different episodes...
I guess the hard core PvP guys would throw an absolute fit about it though, I mean...god forbid if their "win" complex isn't satisfied.
Exactly, i think there is a core reason for a huge conflict here. First of all, the Federation is all about diplomacy, they brake out the guns only for defence. So PvP, why ? Maybe on holodeck, but mostly, it would be "would you like to talk about it" things.
Also the beam out/in and emergency beam out/in is essential to the whole series. And to the PvP and PvE, it would add several layers to the gameplay. Like if your ship in orbit is being attacked, you would have hard time beaming out, or maybe the enemy is jamming your signal and your engineers need to set up a patern enhancer or smth. But ok, i realize more layers would make the game "too difficult" and would scare away the more superficial players.
Ohh and think of a ground PvP where you order a Photon to be dropped on the enemy position...owned