I am liking the new drop rate. Especially on my Klingon toon, who is finally getting some good gear. On my main Fed toon, I am starting to gear up my secondary ships with STF gear, not the MACOs or the Omega, but the uprated Borg gear (the reddish pink ones).
On the downside, I am getting way too much Cardie boxes. I stopped pressing anything but pass on them, but still manage to come away with three to four of them per STF. Only thing, I really care about them is the GQ power cells, but not too much where I would go buy a key. I don't care about the Galor because I am not going to spend that much money on it.
On the upside, I finally got into this winning The Cure streak, two out of the last three times were optional wins due to an awesome PUG who understood the difference between Normal and Elite tactics. They were also my fastest option complete times, both were done with four minutes left on the timer. My latest Cure fail was because the guy was a first-timer, but was too scared to tell anyone til the end, yet since The Cure fail rate must be high, no one cared.