I agree, that was a good analysis. As for the Tac retro and HEC being 1 or 2, I'd have to choose the HEC because I'm more used to low turn rates and I can make things survive for quite a while. With normal escorts, I find that they can be too manuverable and I turn so well I have a hard time keeping the DC firing arc on my target. So this ship should be good, and I really just want to have those little fighters flying around to at least distract those massive amounts Kar'fis or Vo'quvs send out, if nothing else. It just would be fun to have multiple little guys to play around with instead of doing everything yourself.