I fly the Sovereign. I have since I hit RA last year, and short of a 2409'ed version of that ship, there is absolutely nothing Cryptic can offer me posing as a so-called "Vice Admiral ship" that will get me out of the Reprisal's centre chair.
The Sovereign remains a brilliant ship, and amongst the prettiest.
Agreed that the Sovereign is lovely, especially with Reman shields. I just couldn't get a build I was happy with, and recently dismissed it.
As a Tac captain it made sense to fly an Assault ship, but I had a better tanking build with my Star Cruiser, and better DPS in my Defiant. It just never felt right, and no other build transferred appropriately.
I'm really happy with my Star build now. With the Aegis set and all Tachyon it's my Tron boat. Also the Borg engines look really great on it with a single tailpipe!
I can tank Tac cubes on Elite in my Sovreign I don't know what your doing wrong. And no the Super Torpedo is survivable and avoidable so it is possible.
Edit: While I do believe I could get better surviability out of the Eng Oddy with Workerbees, there are far too many of them out there right now and the new skin would have to look awesome, for me to costume it down the line.
Ensign - Tac Team 1
Lieutenant - Fire at Will 1, Topedo Spread 2
Lieutenant Commander - Emergency Power to Shields 1, Engineering Team 2, Direct Energy Modulation, Aceton Beam 3
Commander - Emergency Power to Shields 1, Boarding Party, Reverse Shield Polarity, (Extend Shield Strength as 4th skill in case I want to swap them around.)
DOFFs (From memory) mostly Green.
Projectile Officer (Faster Torps)
Shield Distribution Officer (Brace for Impact will help regen shields)
Conn Officer (Tac Team one)
Maintenance Engineer (Eng Team boost) Not sure what if it's actually Maintenace or something else.
Warp Theroist (Power boost to all systems on use EPtX)
I swap out my Projectile DOFF for a Gravimetric Engineer when I'm in my MVAE. Grav Well After shocks are still funny.