It's euros for me, so it's an even bigger deal in my case and more the reason to buy it at a discount, as over 20 euros for a ship is just way too steep of a price.
No ide what they're thinking. They've updated the Steam's front page and STO store page with new season info. It would be a great opportunity to do at least -50% discount on starter packs, to lure new players in. Basic marketing strategy...
you have to remember that looking at it as a $25 dollar ship is shortchanging it a bit, you're getting two ships and a few bits for a starter(per the name) and a fleet level escort that serves as well as a striker and a punching bag(4 eng consoles and 2xlt.eng) that's an account wide unlock, makes me shake my head when people buy 2000 zen just for the fleet ship modules to get things like the patrol escort(ignoring those who grind in game that's a good thing that I encourage among fleetmates)
you have to remember that looking at it as a $25 dollar ship is shortchanging it a bit, you're getting two ships and a few bits for a starter(per the name)
There's only one ship, the Steamrunner. The other bits are worthless, with better items available on the Exchange worth less than 2K EC combined, meaning a new player could sell his starter gear and be able to immediately afford better stuff than what is in that junk starter pack.
So yeah, $25 ship is entirely fair. It also happens to be in line with the standard price tags on other $25 ships.