I deleted my characters and left the game in no small part because the KDF had 15+ levels ripped away from it. Now that KDF can start at level 1, I'm finally giving serious consideration to re-joining the fight.
...that don't mean I'll quit my b****in', though...
All I'm looking forward to is blowing Feds up who switched to the Romulans, and in PVP, making them realize that cloaks weren't an "I Win" button after all. Especially Battle Cloak users
Yeah, maybe that'll hammer it into their skulls that the BoP sacrifices quite a bit for what's ultimately a minor advantage in tactical flexibility. The only BoP that competitively fills the tactical role nowadays is the Fleet BoPs. The Hegh'ta can still deliver a nice kick when built right, but its limited by its inability to dogfight with Federation escorts. The B'rel is more suited for submarine warfare with torpedoes, mines, and sci skills.
Umadbro? You *WANTED* 15 levels of meaningless, irrelevant bilge? A true Klingon warrior does not need an extended 49 level tutorial!
Dude, it's an MMO. It's all meaningless, irrelevant bilge.
Regardless, the removal (not just neglect, but outright removal) of those 15 levels is what finally convinced me that Cryptic had absolutely no interest in actually developing the KDF. There were other factors in my decision (the "re-leveling of the Klingon experience," the DOff system, the skill revamp, the cloak bug, etc.), but that was too blatant a middle-finger specifically in the face of KDF fans for me to just shrug off.
I respect those who stuck around in spite of it all, but I decided to vote with my feet. Now that Cryptic is giving the first hint of changing their tune, so am I.