So - let's hear it, would you rather wait a touch longer to have this sorted out?
I'm actually going to go with "no." I've been living with this for so long with the KDF that I really don't care any more. My standards are so low that I'm just happy these ships have the "battle cloak" (which makes some kind of sense) rather than the "standard cloak" (which has a restriction that makes no sense.)
This game has a huge amount of things that don't make sense if you think about them too hard, or at all, in-universe or out.
Why does a Gorn shooting at me mean I can't use my warp drive? Why are there no ships with more than four weapons in a direction? Why can't I point my bow "up" or "down" (leading to ridiculous spiral courses whenever I need to change "elevation")? Why can't a guided missile hit something at more than a 90 degree angle from their launcher?
Ultimately, I decided to just shut up and play the game.