Actually, MORPHEUS is a contingency plan that tries to ensure humanities' survival in a universe that has at least one homicidal and weakly godlike entity in it.
So why does everyone who knows anything about it talk about MORPHEUS as if it's a horrific nightmare of a plan? You'd think that the nightmare would be the circumstances/scenario which would necessitate the plan's implementation, not the plan itself.
Also, how is Shambhala so much of an unknown to everyone outside the Council of Elders? Given that it's implied to be a major logistical project of some kind (as in, has a major impact on the war because of the resources/industry/assets devoted to it instead of the war effort), how do even the Fedayeen, with CASSANDRA and a tap into the Elders' own simulation farm (and various agents that, in some way or another, keep the Fedayeen funded, supplied, and more), know next to nothing about the project? The amount of people needed to move these resources from one place to another should make such a level of secrecy extraordinarily difficult, especially when everyone is actively trying to track every subspace jump in Sol for months straight. CASSANDRA not being able to simulate the destination of all of these resources seems rather jarring to me. I mean, if anyone outside the Elders (and Byrne) would know all about Shamhala, the Fedayeen would. Instead, all they seem to know is the vague goal of the project (not even its specific aims, just an extremely vague goal) and a little about its older (and not entirely relevant) history.
And I'm right there with Luis Dias about the plot. Ken took the opportunity to finally give the much-needed answers and...offered more mysteries. Not very satisfying, nor very encouraging ("you'll know when you need this armada you need to gather, for some purpose to achieve the 'destruction' of the GTVA and/or save the UEF/ensure Shambhala's success (or something, we still don't know what Shambhala is), because of reasons I haven't explained and context I haven't given. Good luck."). It would be nice to go into the climactic endgame of the war knowing what the hell is going on, especially after having gone through tremendous trouble to get some answers. Instead, we simply know we have to stop Steele and save (for whatever definition of "save") the UEF (which we knew before, but now know for sure...probably), because if we don't, something really bad will happen sometime, somewhere, someplace, at the hands of either the Shivans or Vishnans (probably?). We need to do something for the Shivans, but we don't know what that is, when it has to be done, or why any of the current conflict matters in that context.
Good luck gathering that armada, Laporte, when you can't explain when, where, why, and what you need it for.