surprisingly - geko and I were talking about this very thing today. I'd like to see more variety at all tiers and if I can get the ship art time out of CapnLogan - i'd like to see both the KDF and FEDs have more choices as they level up.
One idea we were talking about (brainstorming) was that if we did add some new ships at lower tiers, that we could put their unique powers on a console so that even after you leveled out of the ship, you could at least take the console with you and possibly use the ability on another similar ship. Sounded like a cool idea.
There's also currently no way to get the Miranda back if you delete it, right?
Personally, I'd like to see the bottom two tiers merged. It provides more benefit/fun to the C-Store NX and Connie if you keep them through Level 20.
I know refits are on the plate anyway but I kinda like how RA and VA share ships for the most part and would suggest retuning the ship tiers to last longer.
Merge T0 and T1, T2 and T3. Still get a ship token every 10 levels but then it gives people more incentive to use their ship token to try out a different ship type.
Meanwhile, it allows people to hold onto ships longer, which feels "more Trek".