Just my two pennies worth, I been playing this game on and off since beta testing and i am avid premium ship collector. I know what WG said at the start that they won't nerf Premium ships but instead remove them from the sale. They went back on those words and put those ships into loot boxes and campaigns to encourage player base to gamble with their money.
They can go ahead with their nerfs but won't be getting any more pennies from me ever again. They should have balanced the ships in the trees, rather than point and blame something else. I will definitely be talking to my bank to pull money back as they changed the service they provided me in exchange for my money.