Smaller cruisers do turn a lot better than their bigger bretheren. The Consitution class cruiser turns pretty well. The Galaxy, however, does not.
get a cruiser the size of my advanced escort & tell me how well it turns.
il give you a clue, that connie is half my ships size and giving both mk12 systems my ship will still dance around it.
all because i have a ship thats got a legal Working As Designed exploit that gives my ship not only dps dominance over other classes, but agility dominance too.
Figure out and address the players path of least resistance to reward. this one thing is THE consistent factor undermining all your efforts. be that crafting, raids or starbase projects.