Since release I have not touched one. Not a single point spent in cruisers.
Makes me wanna cry.
The reason i won't fly one? Turn rate.
I don't want to turn as fast as an escort. Are some forum posters are really stupid enough to think that cruiser captains don't understand the neccessity of balance?
As many have said before, there is a difference between balance and torture. Why would you make 1 of only 3 classes of ships so painfull to play, when you know that a huge portion of the game audience has their sights set on this class? It will eventually be changed. Until then, I fly a crappy little escort. And hate it. But I gets all teh blues!
Does ignorance pay you to advertise?
I am in the same boat as you. Played cruisers in beta, loved the concept but the late tier turn rate is just painful.... I am leveling as an escort right now but not spending any skill points in case they tweak cruisers a little