Way I see it, aside from the special trait, the Klingon you buy in the C-Store is nothing but a way for lazy people to pay money to avoid doing work. Everything you need to make that exact same Klingon (sans the Honorable trait) is already available to you in the custom alien creator.
You can either roll up your sleeves and spend an extra 10-15 minutes to build the klingon head yourself from the hundreds of different options, or you can pay Cryptic a couple bucks to do the work for you.
Falls under the same saying that applies to food: "You can have it fast, cheap, or good. Pick 2."
Honestly I think Cryptics current business model is flawed and underhanded. The reason is they are charging us 14.99/month (the standard MMO monthly fee) but asking us to purchase additional content that should have been free at launch.
I know people are going to say you don't have to buy it but that's not the point. What happens when they start adding new ship model via C-Store and charge you for them instead of just adding it. How would you feel if they only offered one ship design per tier and you had to buy the rest? That is the slippery slope Cryptic is walking right now.
If Cryptic wants to charge us for additional content then they should lower the month fees to 9.99 - 12.99. That would actually be fair to the entire conmunity player base.
Like I said, Cryptic is on a slippery slope right now and the choices the community makes as to whether embrace RMT items or ignore them will not only determine future business models of not only Cryptic but future MMO's in general.
ok, it is purely cosmetic content at this time.
There is not a single bit you need. Even on CO, the store is not something you must have.
Fluff items, either you want it or you dont. Many MMO's are using this option. There are plenty of games out there that do not however, if you are opposed to their business practices so much spend your money elsewhere and vote with your dollar.
Well as the old Earth proverb says "A fool and their money is soon departed." Enjoy paying extra money for free content.
"A fool and his money are soon parted" is the correct way to repeat the old proverb.
"Free content" is free. "Paid for content" is paid for. Simple concepts.
You as the purchaser are entitled to pay for what you want or not pay for what you do not want. You are NOT entitled to dictate which content is free and which is paid, unless you are running the business that provides the content. This is a little more higher-level concept and is based in a humanity-wide "truth".