according to the stahl interview released today the anniversary mission will not only be available for a limited time, it will always be there and give the tier 3 ship. doing the mission during the anniversary will give the tier 5 ship though!
stahl also said he loves it and has flown it and it really sleek and has a lot of phaser firepower :O
suport cruiser and battle cruiser. im thinking my prediction in the op are coming true. hopeful they are fleet level, and not just RA level. if they are RA, there better be a fleet version right after.
Support cruiser sounds nice. Most like sci mirror of excelsior. I kinda love and hate it at the same time. But perhaps it will come with some goodie we can use on other ships. Like 360 phaser beam turrets.