I don't get the people that are all "Just work harder to get Steel to get. It just takes more effort!" with regards to Alaska. Alaska has been requested for years. The two currently known (non container) ways of getting Steel is 30+ wins in Typhoon league (of which less than 13% of clans reach) and reaching Rank 1 (3.6% of players this last season). That's not simply difficult. That's out of reach for 85% of the entire player base. That's not even going into needing to complete those things multiple times.
Edit: I get that those players deserve something. I'm just not sure it should be a highly requested ship that many people want. Maybe paper designs are the way to go for that.