I've been lurking on the boards and playing STO since January, but have finally decided to 'uncloak'.
I cut my teeth on paper-based SFB and FASA's game in the early 90s, so STO has actually been the first MMORPG of any kind I've played. I am also a bit of an oddity in that I am primarily a KDF player - my two main characters (Klingon engineer and Gorn Scientist) contrast with my sole Fed, who has stayed at Lt 6 - but then the 22nd century look is my Fed favourite anyway!
There is some logic to this - my gameplay is mainly in small 30-60 minute bites so the explore / raid / PVP 'grind' of the KDF actually suits me quite well.
Thanks for all the great advice on these boards.. now I need to figure out how to make a Varanus work...