no just a way to rub the fact that players wanted interiors in ourr faces. They gave us bridges with no use except socialization. just like I find the lack of inventory idiotic because a starship would be able to hold more equipment then that.
I tend to think of it as my break room. Even if I'm somewhere relatively safe I'll still pop onto my bridge for an AFK. Nothing says, "Hey, ladies, I'm single" better than blasting your apartment building with Star Trek bridge sound effects.