If you start working up a Federation character, this pack gives you a better T1 ship, mostly because it has an extra bridge officer slot than the Miranda. The T1 ship also comes equipped with the Resonance Cascade Modulator console. The Resonance Cascade Modulator (which allows the use of Team Fortress) is one very useful console. It reduces the damage to your entire team's shields by 20% and prevents normal damage from bleeding through these shields for 12 seconds after activation. It says 'normal' damage for a reason; exotic damage, such as those from most science abilities, can still pass through. This console is even more useful because it comes on the T1 ship and not the T5. This means that your Romulan characters that are Federation allied can use it as well. The bridge officers in this pack are ok, but I replaced them with better after progressing through the game. The equipment is only good for the beginning of the game, but I guess that is why its called a "Starter" pack. However, the T5 ship alone is well worth the price of this entire pack, especially if you get it on sale like I did. The T5 ship is great for a ship of that quality. It is as good as fleet ships, as it already starts with the extra console slot. With a 1.1 shield modifier, it has more shields than most other escorts. Combined with its base hull of 34,500 - also high for an escort - it can take more than a few punches, especially if you use the Team Fortress ability properly. It is still good after the release of T6 ships because its T5U upgrade adds another tactical console slot, allowing for a further boost to damage. To top off the cake that is this bundle, there is the exclusive "Steam Powered" title. I have had this pack since it released and have only seen a few other people with the title, or the ship for that matter. This pack is NOT available through the in game store, so it is overlooked by most people.