I wanna start by saying that I love the concord ship line; they’re fun to fly and look great. They do however have a major flaw in that you need to have good sec status to be able to fully use them for PvP. While these ship are fun. they already are questionable in their usefulness for their price. I would love to see the buff to self reps from sec status removed and just made a trait that scales with your black-ops skill. To put into perspective of how not fun grinding up sec status for these ships is here is a rough example:
Right now from what I can find, the fastest way to grind sec status is to get into a fast high DPS ship (I use a bomber), go into null-sec, warp to a site or belt, kill a battleship and then warp off wait 5 mins for sec status to cycle rinse and repeat. For every battle ship kill with lvl 4 fast talk skill, you get 0.1680. Now for even killing one pod in low-sec you lose about 0.8% to 1.0% of sec status. That’s 30 mins of not fun at all grinding for 1 low-sec kill not including pods.
These ship are great for PvP, but this limit from sec status was a cool gimmick at first, as is now not a fun or engaging feature for the PvP players who want to use this ship line.