Re: Star Trek Online Discussion Thread (now free to play!)
Unless they change it more, doesn't appear to be a ton of difference. One of the things that the lifetime or monthly/yearly subscribers are complaining about. You're paying $15/month, and game-wise, not much difference. You mainly just get 400 cryptic points, but they appear to have also raised prices to devalue that a bit. You'd also qualify for Veteran rewards by subscribing, some of which are decent, but nothing earth-shattering.
Unless there's something in the matrix you can't live without, I'd play for free, and just buy cryptic points on occasion if there's something shiny you have to have...
Perhaps, if I am very lucky, the feeble efforts of my lifetime will someday be noticed and maybe, in some small way, they will be acknowledged as the greatest works of genius ever created by man. ~Jack Handey