I play warships to have fun,spend time with clan mates/friends or just to relax. I'm not the greatest ship driver but I try to help out as best I can when driving a CV.
Scouting first,then torp runs to help out our DD's if they run into trouble. After that its go where needed,help sink the crippled or just general harassment.
Fun? yes.Watching my planes get shredded ...not so much. I use the German Weser after trying out the others up to that tier,for me it works as a good solid support CV.
Biggest problem for me..remembering who to attack and the ones to avoid,if your ship has bad AA just team up with a good one and I will not hound you.
It's the lone wolf I look for and will hunt them to their death....or try to.
As far as DD's..nothing depresses a CV driver more then to have one sneak in and sink you.
I don't think CV's are OP..it's all about the driver and how good the other side counters the attack.