Okay, but where’s that mid you dropped going to go now that it’s not a mid anymore? You can’t just straight nix a slot on the Jag; unlike the Ishkur it has no drone bonuses (nor the overall drone bay) to justify the lack of a slot compared to the other AFs.
So where is this dropped mid going to go? To the high slots? Two utility highs… well that sounds like it would be very potent with the right fit, and it’s still a very fast, fairly tanky brawler. Do we give it an extra launcher hardpoint? Well if we did that we might as well strip out the drones entirely, since otherwise it likely out-DPS’s the Vengeance and Hawk.
What if we drop into the lows? Oh dear, we’ve only made it faster, and probably it’s still about as tanky and as killy.
It should be noted that most of the ‘frontliner’ combat ships for the Minmatar T2 line have 75/60 EM/therm resistance for their shields. Primarily it’s pure support and other more specialized ships- EWAR, 'ceptors, T2/3 destroyers (which are specialists and anti-tackle/-support boats)- that have the reduced profile, which comes in three main varieties; 50/40 EM/therm for support/specialists, 62.5/50 EM therm for Recons, and the grab-bag basically-nothing variety that is used for 'ceptors, covops, and T2 battleships.
Note that the Scimitar is unique in that it is a support/specialist ship which uses the full 75/50 profile instead of the reduced 50/40.
The Jag is clearly not a support/specialist ship, so using the 50/40 EM/therm profile doesn’t make much sense.