The pets have always sucked, but the main purpose of the separation consoles is to get rid of baggage, not to get a pet. The Aquarius and Hohsus consoles are thus the worst, because they do not actually rid your ship of any baggage, whereas the Saucer/Chevron Sep console would be okay even if it didn't give you a pet at all: The idea isn't really that it's supposed to help you, the idea is to get rid of it.
Ive made this surgestion a few times before. It usualy receves generaly positive support.
We Dont need a reputation system to facilitate the exchange of consoles. The dilithium store is already able to determine if you possess cirtain ships and makes differant items avaliable to you bassed upon that.
The only thing that I can see in the way of us getting advanced and elite level seperation pets is an insurficent post count in this thred to get cryptics notice.
they could integrate ship class only types into the ship instead of them being consoles like the spinal phaser of the galaxy x make seperation integrated and cloaks of the galaxy x and escort refit integrated so they dont take slots makeing them useful