Could you change the textures to a bit lighter blue, like on your earlier ships?
Lance, Liberty and Midgard all have their blue areas much darker than the rest of your ships, which, IMHO, doesn't fit too well with them.
All the capships should have a similar blue coloring. The capships and fighters use a different texture base and the capships don't really look that great with the lighter blue.
They're dropped after WC2 only to return in WCP.
Technically, I think, they were there in 3&4 but fighters had developed a strong enough punch to get through them.
Don't know if it's just me but most of the fighters are incredibly over-powered, at least when compared with retail fighters. Speed, shield, hull strength are monstrous.
If you're comparing it to Freespace, ya, whole different ball-game. If you're comparing it to saga prologue, just remember there's a MASSIVE bump in strength between wc2 and wc3, and a large bump between wc4 and wc5. Now just add a large bump again.
Also some of the tables aren't that great, they're mostly templates. I've got so many models, the typical light, medium, heavy fightr versions just don't cut it. Someday I'll go back and probably fix those.