I prefer cruisers and corvettes over destroyers though.
They serve as much better fighter/bomber screens than destroyers do. Plus corvettes can do better damage than the destroyers. (This is a size:power ration here).
Although I still get worried when a leviathan jumps in, four aaf's that centralized can be a major problem, especially after one mission where the same ship nailed me with three of the aaa beams. *ouch* (And I'm not talking 3 shots, I mean getting slammed by two shots from 3 different cannons.)
And then there was the time I walked in front of a BGreen...
But I don't know why some of you hate cruisers. They're just doing their job. It's a world where you can kill anything smaller than you.
Cruisers eat Freighters and fighters, and AI bombers.
Corvettes eat all of the above.
Destroyers (are supposed to) eat corvettes with difficulty, but still take out cruisers.
Juggernaughts eat everything else.
Lillith's of course, are a seperate ship class and are excluded from these rules. As they should have armed it with an SRed, or maybe a fast-firing shivan slash with better damage than Vslash.
Though has anyone noticed that Terran ships don't have many missle mounts?