And another lifer. I got it because there are periods where I either don't have the time or don't want to play and I don't want the hassle with paying for half a year and then playing one month. And hey, it's Star Trek and the great character creator alone is worth a lot. The liberated Borg is a bonus, I used it for my Klingon Bat'leth-buyer. My Fed main is a normal Klingon (well actually half-Klingon) who's very sad that Tribbles hate him. The additional character slots will possibly come in handy when new factions are released.
Lifer here. Main reason I got it was because I hesitated (cost) getting it but mentioned STO to to my Dad (an OT - original trekkie) and he got it as a surprise for me because when I was a girl, Seven of Nine was probably my favorite character LOL and he wanted me to have fun playing a borg if I chose.
I played Eve for 2 years then WoW for 6 months. I play STO plenty and still have not made admiral - I have one toon - alien that I play only with my BF and we just made captain. My borg is just up to LC.
I'm patient and I think this game has huge potential I'm having fun so far - only issue I had early on was no dresses/skirts but got the first skirt and my also got tribble collection going. Unless they drop the ball - I expect to be around for a long time