Nope, you're not the only one. I LOVE ground combat. Really love how its not just me, its a team. Wish there more ground combat missions. Kind of wish there were more involved missions combining the two. A rough example:
a) go to planet surface, find (technobabble) on surface.
b) beam up, go to orbital installation that needs (technobabble), beam it over.
Gorn, Klingons etc. are attacking a planet. After defeating them in space you need to mop up against the ground forces.
There are a few issues ground combat needs to improve on. But overall, I think it's okay. It's definately got the potential to be more fun than it is now- as opposed to a completely irredeemable failure that should be scrapped altogether.
The ground combat needs a fair bit of work to increase performance but I really like it myself. While I like space combat, it irriates me that you can randomly engage in space encounters yet there is nowhere similar for ground battles.
PVP is mainly for SOLO play. I want to actually play with my TEAM. I'm shelling out cash to get these guys equipped with rifles, armor and skills yet it dosent really come into play that much.
That said, I'm waiting to see Cryptic fix the ground fleet battles. Breaking the Ice is the only one I know of and its broken now.
They used to have the resource Hostage rescue in Klingon Space but that has been removed. I find that a shame really because the idea of being in PVP WITH your team was rather appealing. The only other option is Cryptic said something about a Borg ground fleet action at higher levels, hopefully they might be worth a play.
Breaking the Ice was extremely fun, if tedious because of the insane respawn rates and I really do not like Klingons. I would prefer they have at least one ground fleet action per race so that you can properly engage in space AND ground action against them all.
Killing Klingons is all well and good but I want to go shoot Romulans, Terrans, Dominion and eventually Borg.