KDF is low population because of the way Cryptic has handled them...the population will never improve as long as Cryptic continues to treat them like a sub par faction and forces them to sit in the backseat and eat cheerios instead of giving them the same attention the Horde got in Wow.
Which could explain why WoW is the long lasting mega money making machine it is and Cryptic is supposedly unable to afford to make any further investments into KDF content because they can't afford the Dev time.
If you make it...they will come...
This KDF are customers also in fact i believe we are much more dedicated and loyal customers than most federation F2P kids.
I started the game when it went F2P but i rly loved it from the first time it was a big love me with this game and especially with KDF.
I always admired the KDF in movies cause they kinda reminded me the spartan warriors (they only care for honor and fight and not luxury and exploration)
So KDF represents me tottaly also KDF ship desings look awesome so i was very happy with KDF and i read developers will create more content and ships for KDF so i decided to pay lots of money to the company so they pay the devs so devs will make more content and more KDF Ship for me and the rest klingon fellas.
Instead i c all my money are going to federation side and this make me depressed.
Ok i love the federation for target practice and they ships look like high class cruisers with VIP persons above and i rly enjoy blowing them up but recently u give me 2 much new target to kill and tough targets also with annoying pets that keep me tractored constantly .
So for the last time i beg you to give some attention to KDF side also.
Yes we need a t5+ escort ship we badly need it and we need it to be good and powerfull so it can stand up against the new c store federation ships....
Also we need a BOP replacement
So you can do that easily just take the regular BOP add it 1 rear weapon and 1 hangar bay and we have ourselfs the new BOP replacement and the new t5+ escort ship KDF badly needed.
To say the truth IDC about the new content as long as they give us PVP ship after all KDF is PVP faction and thats another reason i joined KDF and i rly love it.
Cause for me its PVP>PVE i am happy with KDF even if we dont have enough pve content but as long as our ships are superior for pvp and they actually exist .
I'd rather our new "uber BoP" had a variable geometry thing where you can get a resilient and highly offensive ship in either mode with the wings up/down, sort of like the D'kora. Come on Cryptic, we want moar BoP!
That said, the B'rel is still a good, if handicapped ship. I think considering what else has come out, and it's price, it could do with a little love. I am almost certain the only reason B'rel is "keeping up" is because you either get good or get in another ship, it's the hardest school of hard knocks there is with piloting ships in STO.