Solo ECM boats are the only total casualty of this change. They’re 100% dead from this, with the sole exception of being able to jam out a logi boat while you kill a dps boat. Certainly not enough value to bother bringing an ecm boat.
That said… jamming out 1-2 logi is still valuable (they did say they were going to increase the reliability of jams). The GNI, the Rook, etc, they’re ideal for that with a brawling comp (anything where you’re in range for reps basically). Especially the Rook, because it can still pump out some pretty reasonable dps.
Jamming out logi can make a HUGE difference in a fight (I know you know this, just saying it). Especially if your other dudes are killing the other logi. Something like a basi/guardian can’t be capped out, so jamming them out instead offers a remarkable way to disrupt them. And in that specific example, I’d say ECM even outperforms RSD.
If I could ask for any one thing (other than the increased survivability and reliability) I’d ask for some kind of mechanism to see which of your friendlies is ECMing what. Kind of like how when you look at your fighters, you can see what’s doing some kind of ewar to them.
Would allow ECM boats to coordinate better. A gang of rooks for example, terrifying if they can manage to spread out their jams.