Everything Accipiter said seems to be spot on. We really need to have more armor options modeled on the ship. We need upper belt thickness determined, we need bow and aft armor modeled correctly and configurable. Some type of armor viewer like wows does to at least show HOW your citadel is protected given the armor scheme you picked would be nice. Because right now it leaves way too much a mystery. The game is allowing too much cheese to happen to exploit the mechanics (max compartments, and bow tanking).