The locations that the various patrol sector block missions open, and the levels of the mobs and rewards in them, is very disconnected from the new level requirements for the episodes. For example, you have to by L40 to get the "go to DS9" mission to start the cardassian story. However, the mobs in the cardassian patrol missions are only L30.
They've adjusted all the episode missions to auto-scale to the player's level, but haven't done the same with sector patrol missions. I don't know if they're going to and it's not ready yet, or if something else is planned.
I wasn't bugreporting this from the aspect of scaling... it was more as to the levelgating of the mission availablility... why have people cruise out to cardassialand as a new CPT when they wont be eligable for the episodic missions for another 8-10 levels?