STO will never be as good as our imagination, but none the less it has the tools to give it some semblance to the original vision of Trek. Exploration of the strange new worlds is the moto with which this franchise has been one and the same and I would very much like to see STO make that its primary focus too.
These elements, if done right:
could make STO really stand out from the pack. 1, 2, and 4 would definitely increase that Star Trek feel of strange new worlds with new life and new civilization.
The first two are lackluster, the third isn't even in the design stage, and the fourth is nearing release in march.