For this thread, I'm going to ask that people stop thinking about "space Barbie" for a little bit. (No, really, just stop for a minute or two.) When you think about the history of the development of this game, obviously the Orions were not going to be Federation. No need to kick that dead horse. At the time, that left the Orions with the only option of being KDF. Of course, that is too strongly entrenched in the game for that to change now. But I'm not asking for that anyway, so hear me out. I have heard some Orion players complain about how an Orion character doesn't really fit in the KDF story arc. They've said that the Orion personality and culture don't really fit being allied with such an honorable, proud warrior culture. Wouldn't it have made more sense for the Orions to have allied themselves with the Romulans? Also, the Romulan faction desperately needs more playable species. Sure, leave the Orions in the KDF, but can the Orions be added to the Romulan faction?
(Clarified title IAW stated OP. - BMR)