And the stats make me want to throw up.
So why exactly do we need any other cruiser ( or any other ship for that matter?) now?
Just buy all three, get 3 überpowers with a Cooldown reduction instead of increase and a Set Bonus (!!!) to compensate for the lost console stat modifiers even though the flag ships already have one more console then any other ship.
And have you looked at the BortaS subspace snare ability? Nullyfies every skilled maneuvering and unleashes her ungodly weapons powers...
Your complaint is based on the false notion that all or even most players are min/maxers. They aren't
True, and I am not one of them.
But when you reach VA and sit down to think which ship would be the best choice for my intended role, it will always be the Odyssey/BortaS from now on. Except the min/maxers, for them it's all 3.
All the other ships don't matter anymore except for sentimental reasons.
The starcruiser has already been made obsolete by the baseline version and now the sovereign bites it as a ship of the line and it was already barely keeping up with the c-store ships which also look like a joke now.