Before i get to my question, Id like to thank Cryptic for their choice and foresight of headstart weekends. 6 inches of snow and still coming down. =)
Ok, Im thinkin that im probably going to go with the escort class ship. I was thinkin about and Eng class captain and wetther that it would balanace well with it. Im going to be going with a Borg as my main for now.
If you're looking for a balanced ship, an engineering captain can indeed help offset the flimsiness of an escort. Really, any captain can do well in any ship depending on what you want your playstyle to be like.