I think the biggest thing you'll find in Southern Cross Fleet is the mutual respect every member has for every other members.
It's at the core of our philosophy as a gaming group. It's the reason why we are (to the best of our knowledge) the only democratic fleet in the Oceanic area in the Star Trek Online community. We don't say that to put down other types of fleets - indeed, "different strokes for different folks" is one of our core beliefs, as is the respect for other fleets - but what you'll find in Southern Cross Fleet is a fleet where you're entitled not only to an opinion on a particular issue, but a vote to.
Our charter is a simple one - no ranks, no medals, no dramas. If someone has a position in the fleet, they were elected to it, and willl be so again on a regular basis.
We're made up of mostly older gamers, with a deep experience in MMO's and an embarrassingly strong and long love of Star Trek... hehe.
If a fleet of peers is what you're after, check us out, we'd be keen to hear from you.
If you're from another democratic fleet, please drop us a line, because we'd love to hear from you to.