Gil-galad = epic badass. But Maiar < Valar, so Gil-galad < Fingolfin.
In the Feanor vs. Fingolfin debate- while Fingolfin may have beat up Morgoth, Feanor was so strong of spirit that he automatically killed his mother when he was born. He was able to make such astounding craftwork that one of his greatest works was hallowed by the Valar, and its subsequent theft set the stage for a two-age campaign against the most powerful Vala in the world. When Feanor died, his spirit was so fiery that it transcended just being a figure of speech, and his physical body caught fire and burned to ashes. This was after he curbstomped Morgoth's army with a token force, and had singlehandedly set out to assail Angband. He was then ambushed by 3 balrogs including Gothmog, who was Morgoth's chief lieutenant and so powerful that he could have singlehandedly stomped Sauron into the ground and annihilated his spirit without breaking a sweat.
Therefore, Feanor > Fingolfin.
Oh, and beards? Círdan the Shipwright had been on Arda so long and had seen so much tragedy that he had begun to physically age, and had grown a beard. As a result, he was pretty much venerated by the dwarves, who as a rule distrusted the elves.
But, back on topic. Little things:
>Players want to essentially play Firefly
>Fudge everyone's rolls so they get a full ship crew
>Give them a Class S scout
>They play Firefly, blow shit up, steal shit, fuck shit up, get away, and do it again
>Everyone has fun