Must be a very tough time for those who bought a lifetime account.
Lets see I bought mine when I preorded the game, so by now its paid off and I get 400 C-points a month which can let me get some of the cheaper things in the store or the more expensive if I wait and rack them up, or I can sell them for a nice amount of dilithium which is needed to get the good gear which. I also get priority access which is a good thing to have incase there is a large rush of new players, and I get access to all the veteran rewards such as free character slots and a VA ship. Oh and I get all my ships up to Rear Admiral for free while you F2Pers have to grind dilithium for them after Commander.
So why should I be having a tough time?