Ships have been completely forgotten about by CG and yet it is required by almost all game modes. It's been years (years!) since any update. Any new feature. We have the most repetitive, most boring, and at many times based on complete luck part of the game.
It wouldn't be such a big deal if it wasn't required by arena, GAC, tw, and TB.
The number of chat rants I do is limited to 1-2 times per year, but seriously CG... Can you do just something different here. Anything. Annnnyyytttthhhhhinnnng