Uber Star Trek geek here. That said, my only hope is that someday they decide to fathom that people like me would much prefer to play a single player campaign offline - away from the noodles who so arbitrarily cause me angst when they do something out of character, or wish to be a glory hound and ruin my experience.
I've given up online gaming completely because of such tactics.
If they charge/force people to pay to buy the game and then turn around and charge another 120 bucks a year just to play online - they can, in my best Forrest Gump voice "kiss my Vulcan buttocks"
Besides, I truly can't see people signing up to play the role of a science/engineer/communication officer and just idly sitting on the bridge or at their station while the photons, phasers and disruptors are flying.