OK, I've played the new CV test enough that I have a fleet that would make many small countries jealous! I have Tier I thru X ships. CV's, BB's, DD's, you name it. I've played most of them. Yes, the torps are slower, yes the bombing is harder, yes shooting the missiles takes some getting used to. All of those aren't any big thing, IMHO, just part of the game. If you've ever seen naval combat up close and personal, or watched the film archives from earlier encounters, you can see where WG got the idea. I don't have any issue with that, actually, though I did not think I would like the new CV aircraft attack stuff. I do rather enjoy the attacking with the planes now. I do have one complaint, though. . .
It is absolutely ludicrous that you cannot protect your carrier while out on an airstrike. There should be a way to switch back to your carrier and at least try to avoid torpedo attacks, launch your catapult fighters, etc., while your aircraft are flying their attack mission. It makes no sense(at least to me) that there is no process to protect your carrier while your planes are in the air without cancelling the air attack and returning to the ship.