See, and therein lies your big mistake. You treat it like single player game. Of course, there is nothing wrong with hopping on your ship every now and then and blow up some Romulans or Borg ships. But as soon as you make a social experience out of it you will have a blast. Find some friends who play the game and enjoy it together. Either in real life or actually in the game. Go look to join a fleet with a gaming philosophy that roughly matches yours. I hated the STFs before I got into a lively fleet. The experience to take a bunch of essentielly gaming nerds and turn them into a coordinated succeeding gang of badasses on The Cure (a mission hated by any PUG player) is very rewarding. The fleet's not perfect and way to PvP oriented. But at least I got a dozen or so other players I can regularly turn to to do some missions or STFs or just plain hang around somewhere... Oh, and the fact that this game turns more and more into a real good Star Trek themed game helps, too.