BTW: I was hoping we could finally get a good looking Escort/ Cruiser hybrid, or at least some more ship parts for the ships that are already in the game, like the Assault Cruiser, Fleet escort (some parts that make this ship look more like a Starfleet ship), Nebula and Galaxy variants (Envoy, celestial, Venture parts).
I secretly hoping that a T5 Akira could be made to fill this role.
Would love it to be a T5 VA Science ship. Cruisers and Escorts already have two.
Likely the Vesta and new ships will be saved for Tier 6.
Maybe it would even be the Tactical oriented Science ship like the Luna, since the Vesta-class did have cannons. And with the Odyssey having "Advanced" Slipstream, the Vesta probably will have that too (since it was supposed to be the first ship equipped with Slipstream).
We're burried in Cruisers and Science ships (to a slightly lesser extent).
Please give us more compelling Escorts. The only new Escort hull since the launch of the game has been the Jem'Hadar, which could be had for $250 on average. Escort captains deserve the same fair shot at a new ship that all Cruiser and Science ship captains got.
Now that being said, I know people want the Vesta, so I'm glad to see it moving forward. I really look forward to some of his more Escort based designs.