Flamu might not be everyone's favorite, still, I think he sums up the Kidd fairly well.
I posted in the a Kidd thread a few weeks back that I wasn't too keen on the idea of a DD giving up a set of torps for AA. To me you lose your alpha and gain fair to mediocre AA, this is a net gain for the enemy BBs, not you. If you spec for AA you seem to gain decent AA but you lose a lot of other valuable captain skills. Factoring in all the skills and potential alpha you give up for AA, I just can't see this being worth a T8 premium price tag.
Frankly, I think a strong argument could be made to give all T7 and up USN and possibly IJN, DDs defensive AA in its own slot. DDs AA is weak, at best it might be fair at shooting down spotter planes, but still be pretty weak against CV attacks. What do you guys think? Id Kidd a good DD model or do you like the idea of all US and IJN DDs having DF as a freebie?