Even if certain builds become easier or harder to spec for, a few skill points here or there isn't going to majorly change balance. It does look like you can apply more passive bonuses to your ship, but that's true for all three classes.
All I can say about what we have seen at this point is, if you thought this was Star Turtles Online before, you ain't seen nothing yet. Just take a glance at their "draft / early version / in no way final / probably nowhere near as f'ed up as it will be by the time we finally roll it out" skill tree that Gecko posted: all the healamatic skills in T1/2; all the DPS skills in T4/5. Yum.
Good news everyone! Even if there will be no pvp changes coming "soon" (aside from lol consoles / power changes), tribble has fixed one glaring issue with STO.
Added "p'nus" to profanity filters. (címon guys)
I found that funny too.
Its a good glimpse into the male aspect of the human condition that so many "names" for that one organ exist. Heck Mankind even cured ED before cancer, aids or the other great ailments of the modern age.