I just got promoted to Rear Admiral and now I'm deciding on what my next ship will be.. Advanced Escort or Fleet Escort? Any suggestions?
For RALH, I suggest sticking with the Captain-level Defiant or Defiant Refit, with a strong
preference towards the refit for its console space. Those Rear Admiral escorts just aren't much of an improvement, and at least one of them has a slower turn rate. I usually just hang onto the Captain Defiant until I can buy a Vice Admiral Retrofit Defiant.
I just wish it had one more science console slot so I could keep the Cloak, Assimilated Module, and
the Impulse Capacitance Cell. I need all my ENG and TAC slots for actual Engineering and Tactical consoles.