Someone really dropped the ball on not having the romulan vet rewards ready for the end of the sale : pretty sure a lot of new people would have been swung over by another factions worth of vet goodies!
My thoughts exactly. I've been playing as a F2P'er since the game went to that model, although I've spent a decent bit on Zen for various things like character slots and some inventory space. I finally picked up a LTS about a week ago and was instantly happy I did for the storage space, Vet reward uniforms, and extra BOff space alone. Add in the stipend and that makes for one thrilled Rabbit.
Sure, this game has its issues, but it's still totally worth it to me.