Agreed, though I will say that it looks to be shaping up as better than either of the preceding missions.
A little love for those of us using forward arc weapons in our fighters during one of the combat encounters would be welcome though, devs. We aren't all using the 360-degree beam arrays here.
I was flying a Peregrine, and found it ideal to use Dual Cannons and a Phaser Turret. The Omega Engines give a slight turn rate buff (as if it really needed it), so it was pretty easy keeping my cannons on target.