I would rather have had ground combat more like Planetside, tactical FPS style, but I enjoy STO ground combat anyway. I wish they would steal a feature I saw in the Star Gate Online beta, you got a defensive bonus from shooting from behind cover in that game.
I too prefer ground battle. Sure, it has some areas to improve, but that'll come. I don not dislike space battles, but I find ground battles more engaging and fun. I'm glad they included a healthy dose of both in the game!
I just wish that it didnt lock your facing to the enemy that you tab target... you should be able to break that with right click so that you can AOE where you want to, and run with out exposing your flank in certain situations.
I like it too, it's a nice change of pace from the space fights, which I also like. It's even more fun trying to figure out what stupid things my NPC away party is going to do in the middle of a fight. Will they aggro just 1 mob in the room? Two? The whole room?
I love ground combat. Haven't tried pvp yet, but every thing else seems good to me. Didn't do OB so i never had the option to auto fire, so i don't miss it. The camera can be goofy sometimes, but all you do is rotate the camera with your mouse, no biggie.