Well your statement might be tue to some extent. We know that one of the reason why Aeolus was stopped beeing built was the fact that is was so damn expensive. However one has to wonder what they mean by expensive.
Expensive at the time of its construction or expensive by the start of the second shivan invasion.
Also many ppl. believe that because the Aeolus losses were so high with almost all of them beeing destroyed , they suck big time.
That is NOT correct. The Aeolus class cruisers are considered a fighter/bommbers worst nightmare even more so then a Deimos . And as you play the campaign the Aeolus is the most hunted down ship at some point , or you are ordered to stand clear of it if you value your life.
Such a powerfull ship i imagine would become primary target for any warship depending on the circumstances on the field .
something even more powerfull would be an Aeoli with 2 SVas and 50k hp. Of course it would have to be just bit bigger.
That would be an awesome cruiser to have.
Also please note that the corvette class is suposed to replace the cruisers . However one has to wonder why they said such a thing correct? Well the most deployed ships in game are the cruisers an not the destroyers. Hell for now not even corvettes manage to outnumber the cruisers in number of missions they are used although i imagine this has more to do with the still small number of available corvettes rather then anything else.
Rebuilding the fleet from ground up is a drastic measure especialy considering the fact that most of the ships behaved fairly good. Sure they were no match for those LReds of those BFReds but then again who knew they had them . In fact the only true dissapoinment i see in game is the Hecate with its "more firepower then a Orion" bulls*** . Oh yeah and the beams like the Sgreen and slasher type beams. Those suck big time. (among other things) But if everithing was perfect then the game would suck big time so......!
Small tweaks are needed here an there and some sort of medium beam is a desperate need for the GTVA since mounting BGreens on a cruiser or a corvette would be a bit too muh(not really though since the current beams take so much to fire that by the time they get around to fire a second time the GTVA ship is most definetly dead) .
Also i agree with the whole fighter/bommber firepower. They have become more and more powerfull. But then again they had to be especialy for the GTVA since well shivans seem to have a massive fleet.
Hell i bet the GTVA at its peak didnt have as many ships as the shivans (presumably) have. Well at least in one area thta is true and that is the sheer jugg numbers the shivans had.