The one thing that really bugs be about STO's user interface is the fact that the UI covers my ship. For example, when I am around a major hub like ESD, with 50 names all overlapping, they overlap on my ship as well. That is horrible, I should see my ship first, UI second.
Let them first fix the FPS DROP issues with the UI. Enabling Inventory as an example = minus -20FPS
Disabling the HUD with the F12 key: FPS boost of 30FPS.
There have been many topics about it, it seems to be happening with alot of Nvidia users. Ofcourse people with super fast gpu's wont notice a difference, but people with mid-range cards which are perfectly capably of playing the game smoothly really notice this ...
This, and its not just low or mid cards, my GTX480 struggles when ever I open up the exchange or mouse over an item for a tooltip... Constant smooth 60fps (vsync), open exchange or mouse over item, 14 fps... Oddly though, it comes and goes with each patch. Not sure if its driver or client related.
How bout maybe an option to line the skill tray and BO tray down along the sides of the screen, vertically? (in space) And teammate status horizontally along the bottom. (space) I think both would take up less space if they switched places. (depending on UI scale anyway)