I've looked over the patch notes, and they say all Reputation XP and Tier-Up projects had their cooldowns reduced (to 20 hours, and 15 mins, respectively)... nothing about the requsition or store unlock stuff though.
I'll live without it, but those should be 2 hours, or something similiar.
Was named Trek17, but still an author.
Been playing STO since Open Beta, and have never regarded anything as worse than 'meh'. I have nothing against the game/devs, nor any particular wish to talk bad about either, or praise most decisions. Still, it's better to be positive than cynical.