At end game, I understand it's best to use a end game ship correct? I assumed by picking a captain ship or lower rank whatever your limiting the number of bridge officers, their rank, and consoles so in short, your bringing less to a fight.
I've read threads that sort of contradict this when suggestions are thrown out about using a older ship because the BO layout is better (fewer BOs but higher ranked). But wouldn't that mean you have less hull, stats, and consoles or have I missed something in my time away?
Is there a point where all the ships are just as viable like around captain or lower rear admiral?