Can the Cooldown of these skills be reduced to 40? So the old EPtX flow can be maintained. Also, the Cooldown between 2 versions should be reduced to 10, again, to maintain flow. the New EPTS flow is... Sub-optimal, and the change greatly affects a large amount of people. And it really isn't an OP skill overall. And was fairly balanced. Even after making the buff last the full duration.
I think they're intentionally trying to ruin it as a cheap ploy to force people to buy new ships when their old ones become worthless. "Flow" appears to be opposite of their stated design goals. Rather than having a system that works smoothly, they'd rather have a system that works like an annoying yoyo.
Plus, the reason they're used by everyone is, well, because, quite literally, THERE ARE NO OTHER CHOICES. What CAN you fill in an Ensign slot with? EPTx...or ET. That's it. Of the 4 possible EPTxen one can pick from, only one enjoys near universal applicability...and nothing will ever change that.