I see some very cool end-game content in our future. Multiple fleets (lets call them "Armada" for now) uniting together to eliminate a common threat (think Earth defense sceen from "First Contact") that is found in these "Forge Ships". The threat could be so great that the Klingon Empire and Federation are able to unite together to destroy them. (Just thinking that Raids are a pain to get into in other MMOs that have factions.) Possibly after having taken enough scans and salvaged enough parts from Forge Ships, you are able to reconstruct the computer data of the Forge and get one of these upgrades for your own ship.
Would also like to see an article of the Forge. The thing that keeps popping into my head is that station from Enterprise that steals a member of the crew to enhance its computing power. So you might have to sacrifice a BO to get your Forge Upgrade.