Obligatory Note - technique refers to your personal ability to do something, juxtapose your skill levels which makes it easier to have no technique, like an Omega.
It’s been too long to remember if cloaking used to be a higher-tiered item and less used, because now it seems you can get it quickly as a new-Omega-clone. But, there’s a lot of videos that incidentally talk about interesting and good tactics for staying alive, that have nothing to do with a cloak.
So let’s chat about it’s actual usefulness?
First, where does it need to be used? And where does it not need to be used?
I’d think hunting, and PvP it will definitely serve a purpose, however, I think defense and gatecrashing it will not?
For defense, there are plenty of tactics for survival in spite of cloaking, so does cloaking offer any advantages to jumping through gates or is that activity no different than as if you were not cloaked?