If you do not want to use your current ship in a pvp match- don't sign up for a pvp match in your current ship.
Can't have the best of both worlds...............
Actually you can. Just have a PvP ship slot installed in the PvP system.
I for example would have 4 35% increase in shields for PvP and the capture and hold maps. While they are pounding on me everyone else takes them out.
I may not want cruiser for PvP though, I may want to use an escort.
The only reason I say no is that bridge officer assignments aren't saved and I usually need a few minutes to get my skills back into position before I'm ready to fly a ship. But assuming that was fixed, why not? How could it hurt? I mean saying no to this seems like asking that Transwarps be removed from the game.