I can not emphasize this enough, but everyone that is asking for any nerf needs to stop. It ruins the game and if you feel like you should be better because "they" are too strong, then ask to make yourself more effective.
Worst case, nothing happens. Best case, they improve your abilities without hurting someone else. If there is really an issue where another ship/class is a bit strong, then they can always increase the difficulty of missions -- but nerfs hurt the characters and the community.
If X group gets nerfed because Y group asked for it, X group will be mad at Y group.
Is there any WWII era leader we can turn to in this situation? There must be a role model in there somewhere!
Nothing jumps into my head tbh. But I suspect it was a product of the times. I mean, would you care if your leader was a little unstable if he was winning? Hmm. Who sang "We'll meet again"? I like her.