I see a lot of people freaking out here. Hoooomygod, CVs are nerfed, CVs are Buffed. AA is terrible, AA is great! Wargaming you've ruined the game!
Great. All of this is.. Completely useless...
So here's what I think.... I think, honestly, it can work....... In it's current state, it most certainly does not. There's too much left up to RNG. AA can do nothing in one moment, then absolutely tear down a whole squadron the next. There's no consistency. From my limited time playing lower tier cvs, (high tiers may be different), I found the idea to be a good one, but poorly executed. The planes are clunky, don't respond well to commands. I've found more than once that I've tried to launch an attack from the planes and it simply does not launch. It just doesn't do it, and I end up having to try to fly over and do it again, which of course, you lose planes that way.
I think it also is a bit irritating to see the numbers for AA go down on all ships... now granted it's all ships, but consistently losing 20+ points on all ships is a little bit concerning. But honestly, I still cannot say that this was any better than the old way of doing it.
I really can't. Granted it's only been one day... but... Just right now, in it's current state, it's poor at best, and it's risking messing up other ships as a whole rather than improving carriers.