Since more and more fully functional ships are going to appear in the C-Store, I would like to see them be level adaptive.
What I mean by this is instead of them automatically being tier V and only usable at admiral, I'd like the slots to adjust to what level you are so we can get more use from them.
Using the upcoming Excelsior as an example, rather than have it drop in at tier V, have it available on purchase, if you start using it at tier III, it has the slots of a tier III cruiser, once you promote into tier IV, it's extra slots open up. This shouldn't be difficult, just add a Character Rank must be > X condition on the slots.
I just feel that since we're going to be paying cash for the new ships, we should get a bit more longevity in their use.