I really love my Akira, infact I would go as far to say that out of all the ships in the game, this one is my favorite. I had been looking for a vessel with the power of an escort and some more durability since the game started.
So why do people bash it so much in PvP, its a capable vessel with a good supportive and tactical applications. Sure, it cannot best a Bug Ship or a Defiant but it still functions well as a support ship in PvP.
So why do people keep telling me its a bad ship in PvP?