Among all the EvE players, everyone knows the Tech3 Strategic Cruisers... but most of them doesn't want to even think of flying those, so it's pretty hard to find some relevant information.
For starters, on the PVE side, I don't see what a strategic cruiser would bring on the table that a much cheaper battleship (or drake) wouldn't.
On the PVP side, instead, I don't see the advantages of the tier 3 cruiser on the tier 2 dedicated ship.
I guess I must be missing something! Maybe there's a specific version of this cruiser that shines in its own particular way?
I'm thinking in particular about the Proteus cruiser. Since the evil gallente nerfbat (hybrid weapons), does the Proteus still have any value as a gunboat? Is it possible to have a decent non-theorical dps whilr using the interdiction nullifier and covert reconfiguration subsystems? (Viable ship for missions lvl5?)