When making a fit i start off with a starter skill set. Then i choose modules to minimize the fitting requirements, then i look at what additional fitting skills are required for my fit, and if it is only a minimal additional train then i consider that a good candidate.
I agree that a days training is reasonable… 4-5 months is not, for a ship designed to do Career Agents, the SOE epic arc, and level 1 missions.
I don’t think you’d want to specify a set of max skills that we should be using, as the additional skills for each ship might be different. rather leave it up to us to say what additional skills above the starter set are required.
My comments were primarily aimed at the ISD guys for selecting some ships in the polls above that require a significant investment in skill training, that just seems completely at odds with the original specification of what the fits were supposed to be designed for. What do they do if that fit then wins the poll by a significant margin? its not really going to be useful to the new pilot starting the SOE epic arc after several game play sessions.