You know, I actually changed my mind on the scout issue after months of play. Originally I liked the scouts because I hated 100% lrm spam, and even worse I hated the prospect of having to fight lrm with lrm. But what I learned is, scouts kill any incentive to tech up. That's bad. It's bad when entire games are played with nothing but scout/disciple spams. I actually hope less for a rebalance to the scout, and more for a nerf to it.
This is what I have been saying forever. Imbalances between races and ships is something different than removing the whole incentive to move up from Tier 0 ships. That is why I am perfectly fine with a small nerf to scouts...in addition to whatever other balance changes are coming.