hmm, i think you answered your question there. probably better for cryptic to just let you rebuy everything.
But a few questions on the side: why did you buy all that stuff for a character you apparently don't like? Or when did you find out that a tactical captain is not your favorite one. What kind of gear are we talking about, purple MKXII only stuff? Purple doffs worth millions?
I've been playing Star Trek Online for years now I played it before it went free to play My main character has lots of exclusive mission rewards, officers, and lobi crystal gear that I would have to pay a lot to get back
Not to mention my ranks on the reputation system, The diplomatic rank, duty officers, The Elite STF gear I'd have to give it all up.
So i take it then, you not liking the tactical class is a recent developement? Otherwise you would have startet to play different classes along the line i would asume.
I had a similar problem 2 weeks after i maxed my sci toon (nearly 2 years ago)...felt it to be weak, started a tac, which i now play more often than my other toons.
I never heard of an MMO that made class change possible, so i doubt STO will be the first to do so.
To be honest, you missed out to create other classes. You had time enough to find out that tactical is not your favorite and level another class. Sorry mate, but your problem seems to me 100% selfinflicted. I hope for you that feature becomes available someday...but it is highly doubtfull.
I started a while ago with an Engi. And guess what, I still love it more than my Tac. I don't really care about a class change, but I would enjoy the ability to change your traits. Personally I have one that I really really REALLY want to get rid of -.-. But that isn't possible either.