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.
It is important to note that a major problem with WoW was the constant nerf/buff cycle. It made it very difficult to pin down a role in game. Warriors became sub-standard tanks for a long time, leaving warrior players without a role, due to other clasese being buffed as opposed to warriors being nerfed.
I think so long as a nerf or buff is justifiable then it should be done, but it should be done sparingly. In any PvP game a buff to one class may be a nerf to another. So in that respect it is better to nerf the NPCs if that is the issue rather than buff the player. In PvP its all about balance, so whichever action is more appropriate, buff or nerf, should be taken.
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.
Please educate me, WWII is a little recent for me. I learn what I can from documentaries, but I'm a pre-history kind of guy. Anything much after the Roman "invasion" of 43 is after my time I'm afraid lol.