I think a good resources for the Federation Shipyards would be to have a list of some performance-geared builds for each VA and RA ship. The aim would eventually to get stickied, but lets see what we get first. It could be there is just too much variability to have a list of builds people can start from/work from, but I think we could get down to like 2 or 3 build types per ship.
Build should include weapons/equipment/consoles used, Boff powers used, and a short ditty on the general strategy.
I'll start with a little something on the excelsior:
3x single cannons 1x DBB up front, 4x turrets in back
3-part Borg (legacy) set +Aegis shield
3x +26% phaser damage consoles, borg console, other universal console that gives +shield and aux power levels (can't remember name), Neut armor, +35% shields, SIF, and power transfer console.
Tac Team; C:RF I; BO III;
Aux2SIF 3; DEM II; 2x EPtS II, 2x EPtW I, Engie Team
Polarize Hull, HE II
Forward assault excelsior, brun down shields with C;RF, use BO3. Pretty simple, pretty survivable. Lets see some other cookie cutter builds! I have one for escort as well, but have to check it.