What are the chances that the Expansion might attempt to address the issue of specialization of hulls and various weapons. For example a Capital ship hull vs a fighter or bomber hull. An Capital ship gun vs a AA gun? Considering that all advantages and upgrades are nothing more than calculations into hitpoints and damage assesed is it not possible to give a fight hull certain speed and advoidance of enemy fire bonuses and give bigger capital ship hulls the chance to use belt armor and large scale weapons? Basically certain weapons would be more effective against certain hulls, an added level of strategy. Think of WWII when a BB would wonder off with out air cover or AA guns and get sunk by a lucky patrol. Its, if you think about not that different from the game right now. Build no shields and your enemy comes in with plasma weapons and you get schooled. Now it would be if you dont create fighter escorts or AA guns your capital ship is easy pickens.