Essentially, the Vasari are most powerful late game, and everyone is fine with that; the problem is early game when they should not be unstoppable.
The trick is preventing the Vasari from being too easily beatable early game. If they survive to the late game, they will win (unless there is a catastrophic error in strategy), so it should be somewhat of a challenge, but it shouldn't be impossible.
In that way, I suggest buffing battleships as they have abilities that can counter SC (JW, FB, and Det AM as it prevents further usage of SB). Perhaps a slight direct nerfing would be in order, but not a total revert. I don't want to hear the argument that Repair Cloud is an awesome fleet healer. Its not. It heals the one ship being FF'd and all SC. That is where its power lies. The Skirantra is capable of keeping SC alive better than any other ship in the game. This makes a counter for bombers paramount.
I have suggested elsewhere that the damage against LRF at least and possibly bombers as well would be altered to increase the ease of which Flak kills them.
Another option is to reduce the health of these scrambled bombers. I believe that they are a separate unit in the gameinfo folder, so if this is the case, some health changes ought to aid in this.
@BlackHawk: I meant no offense by that statement, but in virtually every post I have seen by you, you have been insulting someone. The post to which I am now responding was no different:
please enlighten me with your single player knowledge.
I have not made any attempt to hide the fact that I don't play online, nor that I am not the most knowledgeable player out there. I am however decent. I can beat unfairs with little to no difficulty (haven't tried playing against the higher diplo difficulties yet as I haven't had time). I'm sure that in response, you will say that any MP player can beat an Unfair in his sleep. Regardless, I have not played against actual humans and therefore this level of experience is not to be expected. When I develop a theory, I will if my schedule allows, play against myself to test it, and the proceed to ask MP players to validate my results.
It is for posts like this that I feel that you have a feeling of contempt for far too many players of the community. Your apparent arrogance does not line up with the intelligence I have seen in your posts and it certainly does not line up with respectful comments or any positive comment for that matter about you that I have heard.
I do not wish to start a flame war as we just finished a skirmish, but it is for those reasons that I said that I am pretty much convinced that you are just a jerk. I would love to be proven wrong, but I have just not seen you show much respect for other members of the community. Once again, I do not wish to start a flame war, and I feel no amount of animosity towards you, but you do not have my respect due to the extreme negativity I have seen in your posts. Please understand this. I am not trying to spark an argument, but I did want to answer your question in hopes that it could lead to a peaceful discussion. I want peace in this thread, and when you have four forum members (Grey, Agent, yourself, and myself) that have strong egos and do not agree, sparks may fly.
I really do not mean any disrespect towards you if it was perceived, but I do wish you to know that I do not hold you in very high esteem given your past posts and I believe the community feels in a similar way. I really don't know what to do at this point, which is probably why I keep repeating myself, but alas, its late and this post needs to come to an end.