As with the winter event we get to spend 25 days grinding an event to pick up single-use ship.
The event is simple enough - can we forgo the existing grind in favor of an account wide unlock for it (and every future ship like this)?
Quite honestly if it's a ship in a box, I should think it shouldn't be bound at all and should be tradeable and sellable! But at least unlocking it for an account would be better than locking it to a character!
What's in it for Cryptic if they make it an account unlock?
If they keep it per character then there is more incentive for people to buy keys, get lobi, and convert to pearls. Cryptic will only make something easier for players if there is something in it for them, in this case they would lose out if they made them account unlocks.
The Jem'Hadar Dreadnaught which can and is sold on the exchange still costs a ton of money on keys to get from the lobi consortium just like any lobi consortium ship, or very rare lock box ship. Making it unlocked changes nothing about how much money they will make from it. It just changes what characters can get one when the event isn't going on.