I'm not really sure what it is, but running around shooting things on the Defera/Nukara ground zones doesnt really feel like "Trek" to me. Whats more, they dont really even feel like STO. I'm not saying those zones arent fun in their own way, but TBH they really dont feel like they fit in with the rest of the game. Why isnt your crew with you? Why are you all of a sudden some lone wolf sci fi space warrior? And is the new Romulan ground zone going to feel like these 2 zones or will it feel more like "Trek" and like the rest of the game?
Those zones were made as quick dirty areas where you're supposed to spend a lot of time thusly boffs were cut out to cut down the lag. The romulan zone appears to be a big step in the right direction (you can take your crew with you) and a lot of the missions there aren't outright combat oriented. So I think it's a big step up.