They have to make the PVP babies happy. They don't care about the PVE players at all. NERF hammer is out in force. MACO Shields might as well not be equiped they are so useless now when combined with the slap to the face of engineers by taking one of the best consoles away from us with no compensation for overflow of SCI consoles with no slots for them.
Please learn to play without god-mode like shields....
If it's working as intended and giving the proper bonus (which from what we're told, is what reverting it should lead to).... LEAVE IT ALONE. Stop trying to fix what works and work on what doesn't. This is becoming an incredibly bad habit of the STO team. You keep making needless changes to stuff that works and then breaking it as opposed to fixing what doesn't work. Stop that. Seriously. Stop it.
I still maintain that the change was a panic fix to try to make the new "flagships", which had to be released on a certain date, not be completely useless with all those Sci slots.
Actually fixing Sci consoles for real is a much bigger undertaking.
Cryptic, fix things that are actually broken please. Don't ask for the Players input if you aren't going to listen. You guys basically got cursed out yesterday for screwing with the console, and what your players were telling you was to leave it alone. Honor that, and move on to things that are important. This isn't one of them.
Here's an idea, instead of mucking up a console that is working perfectly fine, do as suggested and invest that time in improving and creating new science consoles that have more value for a wider range of playing styles.
And for the future, please use your test server for big changes like this and you won't be balled out if its broken or not what your community wants to see in the actual game. All of yesterday could have been avoided if that was done in the first place.