not sure why people are arguing that its not going to have an effect. Do I shoot non stop all battle long?? No, but when I'm engaged with a ship at somewhat close range and killing them asap is critical to my survival I will shoot non stop and now it will take longer to kill the target.
Also, the win rate spread between CA's is about 1% from best to worst, for T10 BB's its 3% and t10 DDs its 4.5%. Damage spread for T10 CA's 23% from best to worst, 29% for BB's and over 35% on DD's. Find it interesting that the Zao's stats are almost identical to Hindy's and it got buffed with 12km torps. So of any class of ships, it seems CA's are the most balanced and focus should be elsewhere. Numbers from wows.numbers sight - warships today wasn't reading anything
I'll still play the ship and I'm sure it will still perform well enough, it just seems this was not needed when bigger variances in performance exist in other lines.