my 2 cents...have been playing this game since Beta (over 5.5 years) and this Commander Skills change is not going over very well. Every streamer I've watched is upset. Every ship, including premiums, have been "nerfed" in one way or another which is very disturbing. What used to be a decent 14 or 15 point captain now needs 19 to be close to what it was before. Too many ships that were unique are now generic or useless. WG is going to have to make changes with input from users, especially those that have been playing a long time (and CCs of course). Yes we have to learn to play "differently" but almost all ships are going to be cookie cutter, the complete opposite of what you guys say you were trying to do. Ships that had special game play are no longer able to play like that, for example the Graf Zeppelin no longer can do the secondary build, Minotaur can't have longer smoke, HE spamming ships are going to be more powerful (I have already seen that in battle against me).
I just renewed another year of Premium and am now regretting that if things are not fixed soon. Completely removing commander skills without a replacement is asinine in my humble opinion.