he tries to say, that shield does not rly matter, because the better captains can handle low shields too
A little more study of the forums is in order. The writer is rightfully stating that chaining two EPtS along with the judicious use of a TT will make any shield look good. If you know how to use those, you will vastly improve your survivability regardless of class of vessel.
I would state, that if you are NOT in an escort, you don't have to have a TT if you bind the distribute shields to your spacebar... why not quite as good, you have more room for allowance outside of an escort. Then again, TT is one of the best tactical abilities you could use outside of APO, APB, FAW/CRF.. and if you are a Tactical FOMM.
He means the build which is, at best, grossly inefficient. I don't know your budget but will assume limited.
Dump the beam arrays
Buy another phaser DHC for the front
Put the torpedo on the front/buy a better one in it's place
Buy some phasers turrets for the rear
Get some armor, whatever you can afford, into engineering
Get some shield emitter arrays into science
Get some phaser relays into tactical
None of this will cost much if you stick to Mk X or XI, common or uncommon.
You will vastly improve DPS and survivability. The build can be improved further as funds/reputation etc. permit.
You don't have to stick with phaser. As long as all the weapons type and tactical console match you can go for anything. Disruptor is pretty good all round, especially if it has some [CrtH] modifiers.