As for the KDF battle cruiser advantage...KDF lost the "uniqueness" of the battle cruiser aspect when Season 7 came out. Like you guys mentioned, the Fleet Excelsior and Fleet Assault Cruiser are both equally potent to their KDF dopplegangers, especially if equipped with cannon + turret loadouts. :/
KDF needs more ships period, or at least fleet varients of some of its current ones (Fleet Kar'Fi! Fleet Maruder!!!)
I agree with the Kar'fi but do we really need a fleet Marauder? The Marauder exchanges the lt cmdr sci for eng...is slower and imo uglier...I don't see why we would need it.
Like I've said before I would want some new ships, Federation has so many options and several 5 tac console escorts, where as every single KDF escort (raptors, scourge, and guramba.) doesn't have either.
They're all practically the same, besides special ships like the Peghqu', Krenn, and Chel Grett all KDF ships have Cmdr Tac/Lt Cmdr Tac/Lt Sci/Lt Eng...the only slot that varies is the Ensign slot and even then two out of the four ships I mentioned have a Ens Eng.