Anyways, not to be a negative person but it's fairly obvious Cryptic is planning to make money off of this character slot racket. The only MMO I ever played with two character slots was Dungeons and Dragons Online--and that was with a free account. When you sub you get ten slots.
Respecs are supposed to come soon though. It'll probably lessen the reasons that you'd want another character anyway unless it's for RPing purposes.
you get a third slot at level 6 when you unlock klingons. but i agree it's not enough.
At least, I always leave a empty slot for friends to come over and try the game in full.
So i'll have 2 slots and I don't plan on buying a slot. I don't think I'll really want to create Alts on this game any ways. A game like CO, you always were creating Alts because of mixing powers and stuff but with this game, I don't think i'll fall into that.