i am one that doesnt quite believe that using the missle barrage is situational. if most of the enemies fleet is in range and i can use it, i do. this is becaues few of the other players use the good cap counters, the akkan, maureder, and the other advent ship. these ships seem to be the weakest of their respective factions. the akkan is usefl for getting ur fleet out of certian situations(if u can get it to level 6), colonizing, and interupting the mazara. the maurder is usefull only if u have a phase stabalizer network going. i dont play the advent so i dont know about the advent ship.
most tec players, certianally after reading this post, get the mazara first, tho some of them do get the akkan and kol.
i have never seen the maurader used in multi, tho i use it mid-late game in single.
i aggree with agent of kharma, it all depends on how much effort ur opponet is going to put in to countering the maz.
BTW, thanks for all of the feedback.
ps: i do NOT want a nerf of it...