A Dahar Master commanding a Garbage Scow is still a Dahar Master-just as a political appointee commanding a Negh'var is still just a political appointee.
1) a 5-console Raptor. I don't even LIKE the Raptor, but when the ONLY 5-console ship in the KDF inventory is the craptastic Bort...
2)A BoP with 4 Science consoles and Sensor Analysis. (or EITHER 4 consoles OR Sensor analysis).
3)a KDF vessel that wasn't equivalent to a Fed ship 2 tiers lower...of ANY class.
4)a "Bugship killer"-the Feds get the Fleet Defiant, which is quite capable of going toe-to-toe with a Jem'Hadar ship given equal pilots and winning, we get...crickets.
5)a genuinely Ferasan ship-of some kind, any kind...at all. Preferably a carrier equivalent to the Armitage and/or Vesta.
"when you're out of Birds of Prey, you're out of ships."
Look into Vanilla PvP if you're tired of the endless pursuit of grind, utterly unbalanced selections of geardo-inspired traits, and generally unbalanced and careless 'development' made mostly to turn this game into a second job.