Carriers are a joke, extremely easy to kill if you have some damage. Carriers just dominate random nub players that dont focus on dmg (aka everyone that is left) which is unfortunate.
I wouldn't call them a joke.
Jokes are funny and after playing a VoV in my SCItoon, I'm not laughing.
Sure it can stay tanky for a few seconds then (since it doesn't dish out good pvp damage) after the heal/resist buffs expire it explodes with ease and it is fairly inneffective. At least in my Toons hands.