You know how in end of beta the Borg ships would chase you down and pick a fight with you? And you had to warp out several times on your way to your intended destination? I thought it was kinda funny myself, especially when I had this massive cube on my tail as I was plodding my way to Risa.
You know how annoying the sector space control guy is, the one who pops up everytime you get near a border asking if you want to cross over?
My solution to this is to combine the two elements above. Get rid of the npc that asks you if you want to pass, and make it so that you have to run into the wall to change zones.