Come on guys, these Kirk wannabees are easy prey right now and they'll be even more fun to rip apart in their shiny +1 toys. Saucer separation or feeble escort pets won't make any difference when s.o. doesn't even know how to balance shields.
Duh, but it's not just going to be PvErs using them. And the consoles aren't even close to the biggest problem. Sensor analysis on a cruiser means a 33% DPS increase. Sci and Tact variants means that you can take a 5 cruiser FAW lulz team without any real downside.
Only counter is aceton assimilators, but that's not cross faction. So a fed team with 5 cruisers will avoid FvK, further weakening that faction. A Klingon team won't need to worry because KvK is completely dead, but nobody will want to play them in FvK either.
LoL you need to spend a lot probably to make that ship which for most people won't stop them from doing so. Me I packed up my PVP build long ago. I only come back for new missions now and that isn't very worthwhile either sometimes(considering the slow rate they come out). At least the game is free now