Well, with legions of Tier IV ships still seal-clubbing recruit fleets it's looking pretty P2W right now.
That tier 4 ships are Hero ships from founder packs.
People paid for stupidly powerful ships
If you compare normal ships from the same tier with those hero ships,you will realise they are not by far the most powerful.
and because of a multitude of failings on the part of the dev team they are now free to use them to stomp players who have no way of getting on even ground with them except by buying their own hero ships.
The problem is actually just cause the new update it too fresh,we dont have players(at least not enough) with tier 4 ships,hero ships or normal.W8 a couple of weeks and lets do the same conversation again.