Seems like only you and me supported nerfing epte in my thread about it awhile back. A lot of others either wanted all EPTX powers to also be nerfed the same way or left alone. I don't know why most of the pvp community doesn't see this as a huge issue, it makes either technicians or DCE mandatory and restricts a lot of the options you can use for builds, making it less interesting as a result. So many escort builds I could have fun with if only I could ditch those stupid DCEs.
I have always flown my escorts with ETPS and ETPE... going with out epts for 15s isn't the end of the world. Try it out... just make sure you run TSS while EPTS is down.
OF course with DOFFS these days why gimp yourself I guess.