I actually view this as a good thing. I like my combat to be more strategic where the proper application of skills at the right time wins the day rather than a brute strength duke out. Maybe finally, players will start shifting focus away from pure dps builds and actually start looking at abilities that heals, buff or debuff.
Oh, I agree. I just get annoyed because there are other ships I want to play, and they just don't hold up like the Excelsior retrofit. Hell, my Tac Odyssey goes down faster than the Excelsior retrofit, and it's brand new!