I would have liked uniqueness across the factions.
Yes, wouldn't that have been nice? Too bad that's been missing for a long time now. Just ask any devoted KDF player how they feel about all our best consoles being available to the Federation faction for dirt cheap in exchange for mostly mediocre consoles. Or how we feel about Romulans having battlecloaks without really sacrificing anything for 'em.
Cryptic doesn't care about faction uniqueness. They will peddle anything they can think of in order to siphon dollars out of people's pockets, no matter what the heck it does to game balance, continuity, or immersion.