I really love this design (as well as the akira, venture, defiant and constitution). It's great to see a standardized design coming across on all these new ships, that's something that we really should have had since the start. One thing that originally put me off the game was (in my opinion) the very ugly ship designs. These look more modern, but still look like they belong in Star Trek, unlike many of the default ships.
Even if the game wasn't going F2P, this pretty little ship was going to be put into the C-Store as a "+1 ship."
Who wants to take bets as to what its special ability is going to be? How about it's loadout? Are they going to just give it another console slot and BOff slot, or will they say 'screw it' and just make it a Tier 5 ship that you can buy with C-Points to use at Tier 4?
I suppose I shouldn't complain; you will be able to grind dilithium to sell for C-Points, but considering that the prices are going to be entirely player-controlled with no "baseline" provided by Cryptic (probably for some sort of legal reason) that makes it a system that someone with time, desire, and sufficient jerkery can game for their pleasure.