That explains what happened to my friends and me about 45 minutes ago... we'd been having some disconnect issues, but at 22:40 CET we all got kicked from server, unable to either launch game, access account server or check forums, so we called it a night.
However, now I've been able to launch game... but it's too late to get in and play
"No, there is no real problem with P2W in STO. Obviously, if you fight against someone with an equal level of skill in the game, better equipment will give you an edge. But usually, it is the skill level that determines the outcome, not the P2W." - Sprinkles