Well, its good to see the imposed forum vacation was productive. A week later and still ragging over the same issues, on the same topics, and lashing out at the same folks. just cant seem to let it all go. And thus the cycle continues.
By three I was singling out the "TNG" era shows, which at last count was....3.
Well you're argument is now moot. You have just established your own personal version of canon outside of the CBS, Paramont, or Fan Guidelines. Congratulations... you have won the internet... and by won I mean failed.... epically.
...And Saint Attila raised the hand grenade up on high, saying, "O LORD, bless this Thy hand grenade that with it Thou mayest blow Thine enemies to tiny bits, in Thy mercy." And the LORD did grin and the people did feast upon the lambs and sloths and carp and anchovies and orangutans and breakfast cereals, and fruit bats and large chu... [At this point, the friar is urged by Brother Maynard to "skip a bit, brother"]... And the LORD spoke, saying, "First shalt thou take out the Holy Pin, then shalt thou count to three, no more, no less. Three shall be the number thou shalt count, and the number of the counting shall be three. Four shalt thou not count, neither count thou two, excepting that thou then proceed to three. Five is right out. Once the number three, being the third number, be reached, then lobbest thou thy Holy Hand Grenade of Antioch towards thy foe, who being naughty in My sight, shall snuff it." Amen.
So to that end I'll paste my same post as in that thread:
Except that I believe escorts recieved 3 stealth nerfs in recent months. The shield console incresed shields, the capacity of hull and shields and their resists were given buffs with proper speccing, and now there are additional resists and heals from the Aegis/Borg sets. The punch that escorts had, around the end of season 1/beginning of season 2 no longer exists. An escort is less potent than ever before. And that's the issue, potency.
Using combat log parsing software I tested my escorts matches. It demonstrates average resistances are higher about 17% from tests I conducted before Aegis/Borg, therefore alpha strike effectiveness is lower. It takes more firepower, more effort, more time to make the same amount of kills. I've also noticed a slight drop in the number of my kills per match by two or three depending on the length of the match.
Yes, the escorts need a little love. But given cryptics tendency to overdo nerfs/buffs I don't see it happening properly. Perhaps that's half the public's fear and hesitance to the issue.
I'm not too keen with the tone or presentation of the OP initial and continuing argument though.