First off, let me preface this with some info. I played at launch for 70 days and while I loved the game, I never took the time to learn it (a source of much regret on my part) having come back two days ago, this game has shown me I shouldn't have run back to WoW when things got tough.
So, I'm in the process of getting a skills reset so I can properly sort myself out. But my question here is about ships.
I play an engineer, but am currently using the Tier 2 Science ship. I picked it because I liked the look, but now I have learnt to love the ability to target sub systems.
Does my class make an impact on my ship? Should I leave these awesome ships to the science officers and get myself an engineer ship? Am I ok to be using this ship type while not being a science officer?