^For me, that depends on the character i play. My science captain would never turn his Luna class explorer into an abomination using Borg technology.
My engineer, on the other hand, is very enthusiastic about his work. So he flys an old Excelsior because it was an engineering marvel and he pimped it with Borg tech.
He also has a hologramm of those romulan borgified Mogai in his messhall simply because he respects the level of engineering skill that was put into it.
On the matter of the new STF grind:
I'm glad I already got all the equipment months ago. Even my Boffs are decked out in Omega and KHG gear, two of them even MK XII.