yea, its really hard to argue that the addition of high rank BOFF powers isn't a big plus for it surely is.
I have a fed SCI who found the Mirror Recon Science ship a much better bird then the stock recon sci as I tend to go with a more combat space build for my fed sci captains.
I'm not a carrier player though if the gods of lock boxes should happen to hand me the Jem'hadar Dreadnaught I definatly will not turn it down!!!! Set up right that ship is going to be a frightening version of a Battle Carrier type ship that should far exceed the capabilities of any existant carrier in the game. I'd have to go bust buns to get a JH Bug so I could fly them off the carrier.. fighters are nice but wings of Bug ships are nastier..toss in the special JH console abilities and we be talk'n nasty vicious you do not want to be on the recieving end there of. And of course both JH carrier consoles... that would work out to battle winning OP when timed right.
Release 8.5 "STO The Next Generation"
Let the happy old bug stomping commence, along with refinement toward enhancing each factions play experience!