I’m not saying they are primitive, but the whole faction was the slave of the Amarr right? I don’t expect them to have the same supply of resources and technology that the other three factions have, but they can compensate with intelligence and efficient design.
Having the fastest ships also fits the logic of the lore: there is barely any material in their ships, because they use shields. This naturally makes their ships lighter and faster.
Don’t get me wrong, my problem isn’t that we have a faction that is able to dual tank. We also have SoCT and now Concord to do that. My problem is that one of the main factions is able to dual tank since the very beginning, while the other three clearly had to specialize towards one type of defense.