Yeah, I have a feeling sci will make a bit of a comeback with the new deflector mechanic.
It will enable them to be noticably more effective with their spell casting.
Once they get the new mechanic a lot of people will pull their science ships out of mothballs and give them a bit of prominence.
Ultimately people will go back to escorts, though I hope escorts don't get a new mechanic as well. They already have the cannon advantage and are powerful enough as is.
Personally I would like them to give the Intrepid a facelift to make the look of the ship canon accurate finally.
Besides that, the Vesta will get a sales boost, too.