I'm playing both the Fletcher and the Tashkent. I'm am enjoying them both and although their strengths are different I play them pretty much the same. Regardless of which boat I'm playing the guns, thou different are very good on both and I rarely fire torps at targets more than 4 km. The bots are too good at dodging a longer shot than that in my experience. In reading reviews and watching videos it seems that the Fletcher and the Tashkent may be better than either the Gearing or the Khabarovsk. Of course that is based on PVP play not PVE. It's been my experience that all ships play differently in PVE than they do in PVP.
DD mains, which ship would you recommend to get next and why.