Being a Cryptic game, STO bears many resemblances to the studio's last game, Champions Online. As such, similar thinking has gone into this title, and if you had issues with those ideas last time, you probably still will. Star Trek: Online may be far from perfect, but it's made a good opening move, and the content yet to come is set to make things even better.
PvP could do with a little work, as it seems more like an afterthought at the moment, and there are one or two other things that are little more than token gestures right now. Regardless though, this is as fine a homage to one of Sci-fi's great franchises are you can get in an MMO format.