Thats right folks. The exact date is not set in stone, but STO is in fact going F2P the end of this year. Unfortunately I cant give the source of this information, but pay careful attention: the mods might(and probably will) close this thread, but they wont actually DENY it
Give us the proof or I won't believe that it is true until I see from one of the gold names that it is, indeed, being looked at. Without this evidence, it is just hearsay and conjecture.
With that said, I wouldn't be surprised if it DOES go F2P in the near future. I wouldn't mind it one bit as I would be getting free points every months (again, that is just pure speculation on my part and I will admit to such).
We may see some end game content then. It is standard for F2P MMOs to charged for end game Raids/STF. No one is really shocked at this are they? We may even see a improvement in service because failure to perform means no money. I am also willing to beat they will model there F2P system on Champions which means. Stuff like 100% F2P do not get to post in the forums. Smaller Banks for them, Fewer characters slots, Fewer slots for cloths and soon. Lifers will not get burned I hope.