Started a new toon and had some zen to spend, always loved the look of the vandal line of ships so gave them a try. After a bit of a false start with the vandal, 5 boffs needed for the ship but only 4 available as a commander...! A bit more zen spent on extra boff slots!
Now I'm a captain and have moved onto the scourge, Still loving the ships mix of power and agility.
But now the problem, next promotion is looming and there doesn't appear a next step, siege is two promotions away. So is keeping the scourge viable keeping until the siege is available?
If you're just PvEing, you could go with the Qin raptor. It works well enough for PvE, especially STFs, since the NPCs don't exactly move around a lot. Or, if you want a little more mobility, you could go with the Hegh'ta BoP. It's a little undergunned for straight up DPS (only two rear slots and 3 tac console slots), but it does fine for PvE.