The new torpedo GCD makes me wonder how effective an LRSV Retrofit would be as a torpedo boat. I'm thinking Tachyon Harmonic plus built-in Beam Target Shields Subsystem plus Charged Particle Burst to attack shields, then activate Ablative Armor and start churning out photons.
It'll be a while before I'm in a position to try it out (I don't plan on starting a Sci Captain until the new tutorial is out), but what does everyone else think?
Judging by PvP, it's a very popular and effective build. You may find a tac captain in a sci ship will provide better results damage wise.