It's a vicious cycle. The more you make escorts better, the more people will fly them, the more people will buy them, the less people will fly other ships. For Cryptic to not see this is ludicrous. Time to hire a new business manager!!
Not quite what I was saying. By developing things for the most casual players, making things as easy as possible, boosting everything based on them...when you scale things for not so casual players - you get a lot of what we see in the game.
There are folks that still think that Escorts are too squishy and need to do more damage.
That's the lowest denominator.
Cryptic will continue to boost ships for them.
So when somebody that's not in that particular group, doesn't have that line of thought, well - they tend to be off the charts with what they can do with their Escorts.