I loved this game, it's probably still one of my favourites to this day. I really enjoyed how you could tweak all of your systems and use the enviroment to help defeat your foe.
I have fond memories of taking out a connie against a a fleet of rock hard Klingon ships and using a combination of combat and shield tweaking in different enviroments to out do them.... travelling through a sun and watching my much more powerfull enemy blow up as their shields collapse with mine also on the brink, or fighting an enemy shieldless inside a nebula. The scale was perfect and it's probably the only game that immersed me in Star Trek style combat.
I hope Star Trek online can offer me a similar experience.
Then you have never experience a little Star Trek game called Starship Creator, in realtime mode.