I'd like to take a second as well to say a big hearty "Thank-You" to Cryptic for their continued efforts to improve the game.
When the countdown timer first appeared my initial thought was that maybe just maybe we were getting the Romulans as a playable faction. My second thought was that there was no way a developer was going to put that much effort time and resources to do something like that on a game of this 'vintage'. Guess I should have stuck with that first instinct!
Thanks again, Cryptic and PWE for continuing to support my favourite MMO so completely so long into its release.