I am speaking on the contrary. I ambushed a DD in my NC and unloaded a broadside into it at 5km. It only took 1/2 damage from full and then proceeded to kill me with a wonderful wave of torps. So are you saying if I see a DD and ambush it Im not allowed to beat it and that a bb must bend over and be shamed when a bb and dd face off for whatever reason? Doesnt matter on the build, if the bb cant sink the dd on the first salvo they are more or less dead or close to dead if the dd launches their wave of torps. The DD can then proceed to hide in smoke. What about lower tiered BBs where they have weak secondaries? Even if they have a BFT/AFT secondary build that does nothing against torps at their tiers. The style of play is too linear these days where everyone is converging on the same playstyle.
All I'm saying is give BBs especially ones without a good secondary a chance against these tiny tugboats when engaged in close quarters. Weve already been virtually neutered against cruisers CQB.