Given that the traits are supposedly balanced around each other, were you to nerf Accurate/Elusive...you'd have to nerf all the other traits as well. Would people still get over it?
Yeah because +10% accuracy is balanced as a trait to getting +10 in hull repair skill. Or efficient for that matter with current (and soon to see) power levels.
Fact of the matter is pretty cut and dry. None of the traits are really balanced in a direct comparison to one another. Accurate/Elusive however are borderline game changers and 'must haves' for everyone and now is the perfect time to take them down a notch.
They cannot simply remove them, there are barely enough space traits as it is.
STO has a diverse group of players with a wide range of expectations and playstyles. To that end the STO team should endeavor to create a variety of content with a diverse set of difficulty levels and challenges. Cake for everyone!