Mini the Modern Bop's best use is as a science deliverance engine. It's bee that way for a long long time.
The newer fleet bops are better in every way mind you. But if you're going to fly bop that's really it's best use, sadly.
I see what you're saying here but I don't completely agree. The BoP is best used as a science deliverance engine only because of the sever lack of science ships on the KDF side. If you want to fly a sci ship on the KDF side you have very little to choose from. It's universal bridge slots give it the abliity to fill in nicely as a sci bird but the BoP has always been about flexibility. Well flexibilty and the battle cloak but flexibility for sure. It can be nasty as a tac ship too but I'm not sure about eng.