probably depends on your (generally speaking, not you specifically) starting point and what you want to do with the game.
if you have paid no money whatsoever then 1000 days of rewards, the stipend, 8 foundry slots, extra boff slots, characters slots, higher EC caps, rank ship tokens etc might seem like a pretty good deal for a reduced price.
if little or none of that interests the person, or they have already subbed and spent some money on upgrades then no not really.
It's worth it if you consider the all vet rewards being available immediately worth the price you pay. Keep in mind that most of these are fluff that can't be obtained easily in any other way (like the Android BOff and Borg Captain).
Join Date: Sept 2008
"Holographic tissue paper for the holographic runny nose. Don't give them to patients." - The Doctor
Before the 1000-day turnover I would have warned the [other thread's] OP away from an LTS simply because there was no real benefit from it. Vet Rewards over time if you were patient, a Lib Borg and a fancy forum title. Yippee? Really, the only way I would have suggested going for it was if you were a strong Trek fan and/or really enjoying the game beforehand.
Now, though? I'd say there's enough there in terms of value added by the mass unlock of Vet Rewards that, if you have $300 or whatever they're selling it for during the sale lying around and you won't miss that money somewhere else? Go for it. Just keep in mind, this game is nearly three years old and has been on shaky ground for a long time now. If you spend the money, do so knowing it could blow up in your face just as easily as you could be enjoying the game three years from now in your shiny Chimera/Peghqu'.
tl;dr Yes, but only if you've got the spare cash lying around. If you're scraping and saving to afford one, you might be better off using that money elsewhere to start with.
Well, honestly, if you think you'll be a long-time player (20 months regular price, 14 months on sale), and want the Gold perks, then yes. My friends and I have all recouped the costs of our lifetimes versus subscribing.
Also, when considering Free vs Gold/Lifetime?
Free has a 10 million EC cap, and it costs 500z to raise it to 1 billion like G/L.
Free gets fewer BOFF slots, and gets them less frequently than G/L. 250z per 2 slots per character.
Free gets less free inventory slots than G/L - those are 400z per 12 per character (max 3 upgrades per character).
Free doesn't get any account storage unless they buy it (1,000z per 10 slots, max 40). G/L get 20 to start, and can get up to 60.
Free has to pay for respec tokens at 500z per. G/L get those every rank.
How many of those matter or not to you is always an important question. For me, though, my LTS saved me from buying quite a bit of stuff because it was included in the Gold status. Plus, there's also the stipend to consider - that's easily my "profit" each month at this point. That's stuff in the shop, Dilithium, whatever I need/want to buy. Then there's the VRs on top of that.
I bought my LTS at $300, and felt it was worth it. At $200 with the current sale, plus the recent change? That's icing and sprinkles on the cake if you buy now. I do realize, of course, its a pretty substantial chunk of money for a game, so its really up to you. And, if you've got the time to earn Dilithium and sell for Zen, you can buy a lot of things that way.
Your call - you know what's important to you, what your budget is, etc.
Considering a lts accounts starts off with 4 character slots and a fresh toon with 1000 day vet reward once it hits va has 10 respec tokens for a total of 40 respec across all toons each worth $5. that alone is a $200 value.