I just want to start off by saying this is one of the best and most entertaining games I have ever played. Now a couple of things that I think would make the game even better.
1. The ability to raise and lower shields with a button. This would increase realism in the game by adding a human factor i.e. go into battle and forget to raise your shields! Also as I have seen in all of the star trek films it was not possible to beam anywhere with shields up.
2. The ablity to select the alert conditon would also add some human error into the game. Emergency power systems would not be available if a person were to forget to go to red alert before going into battle.
Just some thoughts of mine feel free to agree or disagree.