Referring to Elite STFs in general.
Largely due to recent threads, I've been reviewing what I think Elite STFs should be like. A few years back when I started playing STO, I got to the part where Admiral D'Vak asks you to stop by DS9; you all know the rest. And there were two lines that have stuck with me ever since; "STFs are missions for the best of the best" and another stating "The challenges of Elite STFs are designed for expert players and groups accustomed to working together as a team. Not everyone can complete an Elite STF."
I don't think there is anyone who would realistically say this has been true of Elite STFs for as long as I've been playing, given anyone could turn up and do the old ESTFs, and the post-DR STFs were released inferior to the "Elite" players could already do with VR/UR Mk XII, and Epic Mk XIV has made it so ISA is even quicker than old ISE...
And it just doesn't match what the expectation I had/have is.