for me anyway in using a ship much more than i am running around, and as much as i like the shiny-new-ships i get to fly into battle, occasionally id like to add some of the effects from the character creator matched in the ship customisation.
like varying degrees of scorching & striations, the odd torpedo impact or beam slash, maybe a plasma fire or venting effect topped off with a dimming/flickering warp nacelle.
i figure it would help with the atmosphere of running into the borg more often that the pizza delivery.
Figure out and address the players path of least resistance to reward. this one thing is THE consistent factor undermining all your efforts. by that crafting, raids or starbase projects.