based on your first paragraph i agree that she is not great but on the other hand she is not a disappointment. she does lack consumables but i have found a good balance between taking radar over the fighter and spotter as well as taking DF over sonar. this to me is good and gets the job done. i do dislike her rate of fire being at 20 seconds. but her 12 inch guns and high velocity rounds makes up for that. i had a game where i shot at a Yamato and got 5 citadels and a devastating strike. i say she is like an Iowa in a Baltimore body. here maneuverability is also fair. it gets the job done and suits the ship for its a size.