To be frank, it probably won't change much, if anything.
To be frank Bort , that's not the point .
The point is :
A) You would not like it if your car was called in for service only to get a smaller battery and a smaller front lights installed because the car maker decided it was what they wanted to do .
In fact you'd be pissed .
B) If you keep introducing items into the game without calculating their effects on the existing skill/ability traits , you'll end up with more of the same .
And you know what ? Even if from your POV , I might come off as pissing in the wind -- I'll say it anyway :
YOU HAVE NO RIGHT TO CHANGE THE STATS OF VIRTUAL ITEMS PPL PAYED FOR IN GOOD FAITH !!!
Not after said items have been in-game for months/years .
But it's ok Bort ... , you have that almighty EULA to hide behind . For now .
I am loosing STO with each new system based update and with each removal and editing of content .
I don't know how to save her from her systems obsessed masters who seek to control and monetize me more and more .