2) This coming week the Hangar Module releases, don't forget.
3) We are expecting the updated and Variant types brochures of 3 Spacecrafts, The Constellation, The Freelancer, and The Hornet. Be prepared for some sweet mindbending which comes to no 4
4) Ship Specs
is your best fleet planner.
In my view the Best and Ugliest Dogfighter is the Hornet.
The 325a Fighter/Interceptor comes second but more of a well rounded ship too, pretty too.
The 315p for short exploration and Courier.
Freelancer for longrange exploration and small trade
Constellation is the Jack of All trades ship, but remember these ships are master of none. Although it's the utmost Explorer, Space Superiority Ship, and with a larger trade capacity in hostile space.
The Starfarer is the Best looking Space truck ever, that may fuel your economy to built a viable long fleet.
The Retaliator is the long range Bomber that will turn the tide in battle if manned enough.
The Aurora and presumably the Avenger are the Starter Ships, some say the Avenger is a bit of an upgrade from the Aurora, but if you check the Aurora already has it's variants.
SO, when you ride out to, let's say, you buy the A ship to do this role, then you would like to fund and support this role, then you either come in the need of buying a trade or race or fuel ship to fund your main ship activity.
In other words you will eventually get into a small fleet you see most of us already have, and then you will undestand why we got sucked into as well.
I started with a Constellation only....for example. Cheers