That's kind of along the lines - kind of the gist of it... my question, so to speak. Why is there so much "Magic" in STO?
Why is the game so focused on damage instead of clever tactics? The reason is to dumb down the game but then again if you don't have the gear it doesn't matter. Make it less gear focused and more brain power thinking focused and pvp would be far more entertaining. Currently its whoever has the most free time to farm things up that will have the biggest edge.