Part of my point, is that the other German BB's and Cruisers get the spotting planes. I think it would not make her "op" if she got the spotting plane she historically deserves. Great comments above from all, thanks!
<edited> Even with a spotting plane, her main gun range will be much shorter than Scharnhorst. She has the same 2nd's as Bismarck and Tirpitz and her range is MUCH shorter. I understand that she has to be nerfed because she can't be a tier VII, yet she should at least get a better "nod" to what she could really do.