OK, so I just want to start by saying I know CV is supposed to have a supporting role and give vision. I am aware of all the arguments over "noob" CVs causing battle losses and I won't get into that. I'm a BB player and I don't assume I can tell a CV what to do. If my team loses I blame nobody.
However, I noticed a few games I played today some very well played CVs doing a lot of DB-ing and winning the game by taking out key BBs at key times. What also surprised me is we had good vision because the bombers were "scouting" while looking for a target and they took out the other team CVs early so they had less scouting and less air cover.
What I want to ask you, is this not an acceptable way to play CV if you are good enough to do it? Maybe this was an isolated case but why is it that CVs are just expected to spam fighters when they can clearly impact a battle in other ways, sometimes quite dramatically (e.g. provide vision with bombers then do some damage, then leave the empty bombers on scouting duty)? Think if one team gets a CV bombed before the BB lines are even properly engaged, that's a clear advantage. Most BBs don't AW so a same tier CV should be able to cripple them in one good strike, no?