Quick about me, a new pilot to WTM (I'm in the gross Macherial) and ex TDF line pilot left due to over toxic behavior.
So after learning about how hated the Mach is and now the Leshak is has been removed from optimal (I'm not complaining I completely understand why they are seen that way) I was suggested to grab a Nightmare and fly that. I looked at the required skills and fit for an entry Nightmare, 1 day and 880mil Isk later I end up with around 773dps, I end up doing less damage than if I was in my Machariel.
"Yeah yeah you have crap skills, get on with your point!" Well, I can fly a Vargur that I use for VGs but I can't fly the ship in WTM without another 80 days of training. Without Bastion I clock 1368dps. Can you see where I am going with this? Instead of wasting Isk and training time on a Nightmare, when I can already fly something that does nearly double the DPS?* The Nightmare had more tank, granted. But maybe we can look at having an Entry Level None-Bastion Marauder? Tank it up a bit and remove the Bastion and MJD? In a matter of fact, this fit now follows the guidelines on the WTM fits website. You can apply this fit to all three marauders.
The reason I'm saying this is that I was told that the skills required are "skills I already should already have!", which seemed negative and subjective. Why should I train 21 days diverting my skill queue from the already 80-day long skill queue just to fly something that does the same DPS or less than something I can already fly? It's a waste of potential.
I would rather bring the conversation than just sit on it and say nothing.
Thank you for coming to my Ted Talk.