Y'know, given your respect for James T., and the revelation that "your hair is your canvas", so to speak, I'm thinking you should just shave your sideburns into the Kirk-era points and embrace your destiny, man. The haircut you've got in the photo looks vaguely classic Trek anyway. Be the Kirk in you, Sam! (and post a photo here for us).
More seriously, many good bits there in your bio, sir. Of course this line is the quotation of choice:
We're working around the clock to make sure this game is truly a unique experience, instead of some lame grindfest we've all seen a thousand times
While all adventure games must have some grinder-y, by virtue of what they are, the fact that you and the rest of the STO team recognize that grindfest = bad, and are consciously working to move _away_ from that simplistic scenario makes me even more hopeful for the fate of Star Trek Online.
I had a buddy that did a similar thing with his hair. He even tried all the colors at the same time. Looked very rodman-ish.
I hope you guys have some interesting ideas for the environments and interiors. Though I hope they won't only be interiors we're used to, but also interiors that have their own style and feel 25th century. Nice choice on the alien species too. Shape shifting opens up so many possibilities.