dont waste ur money friend the andorains all suck, way to squishy to be effective and they are nerfing the andorain special weapons, not at all worth the cot, trust me, i know i was one of the suckers who bought the bundle, i want my money back.
Heh, no matter what the ship, there is always some vocal crowd that will scream that it is useless, no matter how many other people prove they have the skill to fly them effectively. They get even more angry when you fly one well...
If you go the sci or eng route, they have both more hull then other c-store escorts (I haven't checked them all, but my MV has less hull, and my non-fleet defiant) and an extra sci or eng console for resilience. And they can have the patrol escort boff layout. Anybody ranting about how squishy an Ando escort is either A) Is just regurgitating garbage they heard somewhere. B) Dont know how to fly or the most likely C) Both.
I once again match my character. Behold the power of PINK!