I think the HW community can be basically split into two camps: those who want a refinement of the current balance direction, such as InnoCiv, and those who want the current HW2 derived balance and numbers torn down and rebuilt completely to be very much similar to HW1 in pacing and feel. Before anyone can move on in fixing the balance which camp is larger absolutely needs to be resolved. I and many others on the forum strongly believe that the current numbers need to be torn down and replaced anew with Homeworld DPS values and no nonsensical armour system; frigates should take center stage and battles should take time to be over; a battlecruiser should be most useful as an HP sink and not as an overpowered thing of doom. We regard the current values as nearly heretical to the goodness that was Homeworld and feel more strongly opposed about this than, we believe, the most ardent HW2 fan would about importing HW1 DPS values onto HW2 vessels. In order to determine if this is the case, I have created a series of polls that I would appreciate votes on.
3/19/15 New poll
Analysis and some other stuff: