he tries to say, that shield does not rly matter, because the better captains can handle low shields too
A little more study of the forums is in order. The writer is rightfully stating that chaining two EPtS along with the judicious use of a TT will make any shield look good. If you know how to use those, you will vastly improve your survivability regardless of class of vessel.
I would state, that if you are NOT in an escort, you don't have to have a TT if you bind the distribute shields to your spacebar... why not quite as good, you have more room for allowance outside of an escort. Then again, TT is one of the best tactical abilities you could use outside of APO, APB, FAW/CRF.. and if you are a Tactical FOMM.