hey i thought id add in my first bug report. I was on an away mission from Stranded in space, and where i went to complete the 50/50 and 20/20 of destrying klingon ships i beamed onto starbase 24, in which I was surprised to see my player model is a ship model, it floats around within the mesh of the level. I am posting a screenshot. if you need anything from me please message me such as a dxdiag etc.
I have had the same problems recently as well within the past half-hour. Beaming out of Earth's space station, I was my humanoid character. Later, on a mission (the escort Ambassador quest early on) I beamed down and the three of us playing were all ships.
Indeed, the best option is to wait a bit, the servers will catch up and then you'll switch to the appropriate model. And task bar. (Although I'd love to fire my ship's phasers at a Klingon on the planet.)