Yes on the Destroyer front. I like how Cryptic has been throwing out nothing but hybrids these days. Unique builds abound!
Most Federation cruisers (and the Bortas) due to their poor turn rate, reliance on wide-arc low-spike damage output weaponry, and generally non-visceral playstyle. Not that being a healer can't be nerve wracking, exciting, and fulfilling, but most of the time Fed cruisers aren't all that zippy.
Actually my beef is less with its "escorty" side and more with the fact that it's a snoozer-in-name-only. My instinct is that a ship with that impulse profile and turn rate can't support such an offensive BOff layout.
I'm not saying it's a terrible ship or anything, I just figure you won't be able to get as creative as you'd like.
It's Tac-heavy and out turns the Vetsa while having better shields than most escorts. Stick a VM1+Doff up there in the LTC slot w/ Ens Engineer for rotating... pretty much whatever you like (my money's on EPtA and EPtS with an RSP or Aux2Sif in the LT slot) and it ought to get by just peachy. Well, you can hope anyway. It's still out turning a Fleet Vor'cha.