Apparently, the announcement of a new player "Advisory Council" for STO raised quite a stir on the Cryptic forums this weekend. A bunch of people were crying about something they don't even have all the details on. This event actually illustrates why Cryptic needs a buffer between them and the fanbois. Trekkies are already an excitable bunch; and combined with the nerd-rage-infected MMORPG forum community, Cryptic has a volatile mix. Imagine if, say, Congress tried that with pending legislation. <cough>Townhalls<cough>. Nothing would get done without somebody bitching about it. . . oh wait.
The problem with giving people a voice is that they then think they have a say.
Oh, and Han shot first.