I like escorts. Yesterday, I had a Texas nuke a DD with his 8" guns... poor DD thought he
was going to get an easy CV kill. About ten games after that, I was using a Brooklyn
escort and a low DP POW gotten hammered into the ground by the rushing escort. Everyone
who saw got a good laugh out of it. A few games after that, I changed to a DDX that was
put up so much AA that a BW changed course and went after the BBs. Next game after that,
the DDX ate a torp for me while hunting an SS in the Brooklyn.
So four times in one day, escorts saved my tail. I think if used right, they do a great
job. I don't know if I'd use one on the gun line right now as my best BB only cruises at
28 knots. If I had more gun range and speed, I think a slower escort would do well there too.