It still looks too handsome and encroaches on the Caldari asthetic. As if the manufacturing is too high budget. With so much bilateral symmetry on top of a busy design, it ends up looking more high tech Caldari than Caldari ships.
This vehicle is visibly balanced by mass but the greebles and compartments are distributed irregularly. You only need one smoke launcher and hatch, and distributing them all on the centerline would waste space and be limiting. Instead they’re placed tandem. You wouldn’t have two hatches for the sake of symmetry, or two launchers side by side. Just one sufficient piece of hardware for each role.
The Striker’s accessories are not so weighty to throw things off balance but big enough to break up the silhouette. I don’t think there’s enough of this in ships like the Tempest, or Typhoon, and the Rupture redesign.
The Blackbird/Falcon/Rook electronics suite on their shoulder does this quite well. Is it correct to say the Caldari asthetic will have more of the uneven accessories while Minmatar will have more blocky, symmetrical designs?