But before spending the zen, I thought I'd ask: why do people use alts? I can see myself just not playing my Andorian anymore, and would hate for that investment of time to go to waste. I can only play a few hours a week, so to divide my time with one more character (knowing I have a Romulan on the way) might not be the best choice. The only solid benefit I can see of a new character is grinding, and getting to play through it again with a different angle.
Do, for those of you who have a few characters--is it worth it?
(I should mention that I've been converting dil to zen this weekend, and have made half of what I would need to buy the slots--so it's less a concern of dollars than time).