I also consider these sets 'over the top' and even a little gaudy. However, I LOVE them and would love to see 30 more in the future. The thing is, this isn't actually STARTREK... no no no.... it's a game based off of the Star Trek franchise. I don't consider that a bad thing, it's simply enevitable that such things will happen.
Take any MMO that allows you to have 'vanity costumes' you can wear over your armor...
Perfect World for example... know how many scantilly clad school girls I have seen running around in there?
Take for example any dance in ANY MMO...
WoW, Guildwars, ect... how many sci-fi/fantasy novels/movies do you know of that have the main characters doing the 'cabbage patch', or the 'running man'?
Thing is, no matter how much Cryptic strives to make this game 'Trek' as possible, it will never ever truly feel that way. As I said, I don't think thats a bad thing. We arent on a movie set, or in a studio... nope, we are playing a game.
...and in this game, we just happen to have a few new 'costumes' that everyone is going to try out.
Reason why is, in my eyes, if starfleet did get its hands on "uber tech" they would take it apart and see if there's a way to make it on mass in a starfleet fashion. elaborate: the Canon starfleet ships are prob not just designed by one race but a combination, but you dont see that in their design, one part isnt clearly vulcan, other parts arent clearly [insert random fed race here]. So why would looted borg tech just be shoved on a ship like that. i like the unity of the federation, the unity that shows in a common design of ships ... and all that borg sh.t is just plain horrid!
am i alone in this?
It's simple. The galaxy is at war on multiple fronts, on being the Borg. See these ships flying around partially assimilated? They narrowly escaped becoming Borg themselves. Go on your merry way doing missions and RP with that thought. It is after all, canon.