Engine (Impulse) trails should definatly be a toggle option, it's been a common request enough over the time since game start and prior. However, realistically, Cryptic have bigger fish to fry than a simple ergonomic feature that only a few wish to be done, maybe in the future it'll happen, but its not something that'll happen immediately.
Agreed, sound and icons are more than enough for me for most abilites.
i can live with this game not beeing a 100% accurate simulation of the Trek Tech we know.
But have you be so damn obvious about it that it is a game... like it was made for 13 year olds.
uuh shiny blink blink... *sigh*
Take for instance emergency power to engines.
That Skill makes the engines glow blue -> nice, that is the perfect example of how skills should look like.
But it also adds some red round spinning icon in the middle of my necelles -> DO NOT WANT THAT!