Ie a Fed fleet could produce fed fleet ships for Fed characters - or romulan fleet ships for Romulan characters.
why should Romulan character have access to Romulan fleet ships AND Fed fleet ships?
Why the special status?
What's the difference? It's not as though 1 Fleet ship is far superior to another. If a Rom player wants to fly in a KDF Bort or Fed Oddy instead of a Warbird, good for him. You're acting like a Rom player is going to be 10 times more powerful then a Fed or KDF just because he has more potential ship choices. That's not true at all. It's not giving him any more advantage then a Klingon or Federation player. More ships is just more ships, it's not more powerful.
Ultimately, the Lockbox ships are where the true ship power is at, and they will be available to all, just as they always have been.
STO is about my Liberated Borg Federation Captain with his Breen 1st Officer, Jem'Hadar Tactical Officer, Liberated Borg Engineering Officer, Android Ops Officer, Photonic Science Officer, Gorn Science Officer, and Reman Medical Officer jumping into their Jem'Hadar Carrier and flying off to do missions for the new Romulan Empire. But for some players allowing a T5 Connie to be used breaks the canon in the game.