I have to agree that the game has become less enjoyable since making VA. The MK XI equipment and weapons are subpar. Being barred from obtaining K7 equipment is frustrating. Getting 3 emblems per mission and paying 30 for weapons is like being punished for reaching the VA level. Good loot drops are reserved for the 5-member teams. B'Tran and Deferi daily's are the same things over and over and over again. Getting one-shotted on elite ground missions is ridiculous. Half the time I enter a mission my weapons don' t work and then I have to log out and log back in. I don't need cute pets or prettier ships. I would prefer new and exciting missions that are challenging, but not impossible. I would prefer weapons & equipment upgrades that are actually at least a little better than their predecessors. Cryptic is most likely barraged with change requests on a daily basis. Hopefully they will start to catch up with the changes that will improve the enjoyment of combat.