Well i imagine it would have been received much better but of course people would not have hindsight of what it could have been to compare.
i can see a 7.5 as being fair. doffs, starbases, the foundry, the overflowing c-store would all look good for a new game. the state of the kdf would drag it down. pvp and crafting still have issues, and there is still a lack of content overall but a lot of the major issues have been improved so it should get respectful scores.