... very bleak, dreary, and depressing as the non-fictional cold and blackness of space. I tried turning on Astrometrics and it is still dark as heck. I have adjusted my various lighting levels in-game but it does not get any better. I am posting this here because I am concerned that when Season 3 releases in two weeks, that this post will not be the only one not happy with the too realisticness of sector space.
Please Cryptic, consider making the sector space option to turn on Astrometrics (sp?) closer to the current sector space maps. For exmaple, just make the second option for sector space around half the brightness of the current version so it not as cartoony, but more mature and still retains the colored areas for the different races such as the Federation(blue), Klingsons(red), Romulans(green), Cardassians(yellow/brown), etc.
If you have astrometrics enabled, it still has the colors - albeit faintly.
However, the response to the new sector space is phenomenal.
Meh... I know I probably stand alone, but I almost prefer the old sector space. Don't get me wrong- I like it, but it dramatically changes the feel and mood of the game. I don't think I am prepared for such a change, though I'll adapt.