Given the scale of the grind (that's all STO is let's face it) any decision they make such as the complete removal of Fleet Marks from specific aspects of the game is Star Trek (if you're a masochist). The devs view the playerbase much in the same way the writers did O'Brien. "O'Brien must suffer."
The thing you must understand is that it's not a "Star Trek experience". It is however, the perfect "Make your own Star Trek experience". You can customize your Captain and Crew down to the colour of their eyeballs, your Ship, equip them with whatever you want, fill your Doff roster full of strange and wonderful creatures, send them off on missions to get you stuff, give backstories for them all, and then write adventures for them in the foundry.
Sometimes it's easy to miss the Trekness of this game, but it's there.