I didn't think about this before, but it might be interesting to find out if it means "New" PWE accounts, which means all of us old farts could still get it maybe? Might be a good loophole.
I don't know. I was assuming that it only works on a silver membership. If you have a friend that hasn't come over yet, this is a good time.
I'm not that interested in the NX Enterprise (although it's a fun ship) or Enterprise uniforms, but an 8hr skill bonus would be sweet.