i dont like the idea of the game overpopulated with scumbags... server lags and all this **** that is coming this way
In STO, the percentage of scumbags really is no higher than it used to be, I don't think you have to worry about this. As for lagging, the solution is smaller population caps before starting additional instances of an area. I've found that for my machine with an older ATI Radeon HD 5770 I can handle up to 200 people in fleet before my machine drags. Many people confuse lag caused by your machine with server lag, even at our highest population in the initial days I never once experienced server based lag.