But then how would they fleece more money off the lifers once they release romulans and cardassians?
As I'm largely from SWG where I could have only 1, O-N-E, Char slot on each different server and only mid Post-CU unlocked my Jedi, which in turn gave me the Jedi + 1 extra slot, making it 3 Slots almost 2 years after the game released.
Mind you, SWG had, for me, the most complex crafting system ever. As I developed a love for crafting I've had to purchase yet another account in order to be somewhat effective. Which meant for me, I was shelling out 2*13 bucks E-A-C-H month, with 2 chars to play. 1 pure Crafter, 1 Combat / Mule.
So I see no problem paying 15 bucks O-N-C-E for 4 slots extra. Sure I know I've got more than 1 slot on other games, but this really doesn't bother me. Just because other games have it, doesn't mean STO must have it too. Common courtesy, you say? I say meh....