This is great. WE ALL petition the developers to treat this game like something carrying the Star Trek franchise name. They have given reasons for things as wanting to capture the feel and spirit of Star Trek, but rarely was that about space combat for the federations. As such more focus should be on ground and interior design and combat. Such as making real to scale interiors, and ship bridges, as well as letting us chose what sort of ship interiors we want, such as having the soverign interior.
On a side note: and I do not mean to hijack thread from OP. Please fix engine rooms. Birds-of-prey are small, but the engine rooms are larger then what is even seen on a galaxy class. All the ship interiors have this problem. its funny seeing a defiant class vessel, something with barely any head room if your taller then 2 meters, that only has 5 floors, or there abouts, with an engine room that is so tall it takes up 6 or 7 floors.