Right now I am approaching L40 and have to think about what my next ship will be. I am a Tac captain and will be going with an escort... the question is which one?
It mostly comes down to what Bridge officer slot I want. Right now my Science Boff has Polarize Hull 1 and Hazard Emitters 2, while my Engineering Boff has Increase power to Shields 1 and Reverse Shield Polarity 2. It really boils down to which level 1 Boff power I want, and it most likely will be either Engineering Team or Science Team. So which one of those do you think a ship should not be without?
I am leaning towards Science Team because there seem to be more weird science debuffs that you need to protect yourself from than Engineering debuffs. But Engineering Team gives me a way to repair hull which I don't otherwise have.
If I was just picking based on ship performance I'd probably take the fleet Escort because you get more crew and engineering consoles seem to be more generally useful than science consoles.