I feel it’s worth bringing up here about the nature of what is being asked for, and what it means. Hopefully, the Devs will take note.
People do not arbitrarily ask for things to be removed, especially when it’s new content. Whether it’s new weapons, modules or ships, people rarely ask for the content to be removed entirely; it’s typically a request for some facet of the content to change.
Now look at the content that has resulted in a demand for removal in the past. The AIMA module is by far the best example - a module that makes your main weapons auto-hit. This was so outlandishly broken that it was ruining the game, and moreover the majority of players saw no way to salvage the module in a way that would make it worth using.
That’s the key here - a demand for removal is not simply that the content is broken, but that the “fixed” version adds nothing to the game.
So I would ask the Devs to have a serious look at Destroyers, and why people are demanding they be removed. This is not something you should ignore; having content that provokes such a backlash serves only to hurt the game as a whole. You need to admit there’s a problem with this content, and if the reason you’re not fixing it is because nobody would want the fixed version, then you should be ready to compensate people who have invested in these ships, or at least suspend their use until you can redesign them.
All the complaints about this ship are PvP focused. Nobody cares about broken content in PvE and Open Space because that’s vs AI. A good temporary measure would be to ban the ships from player vs player modes, and then work with the community to identify the most pressing flaws in the ship design and fix them.
For my part, the primary problem is that the Destroyer is simply too good at everything. As I have said elsewhere, the core idea would work fine as a tough ship that can’t really fight while its modules are recharging, or as a mobile heavy weapons platform that needs to stay well away from the fight. Both of these would produce ships that are balanced, but also very different and distinct from the core classes.
Do not ignore this problem. Ignoring problems always makes them worse.