Wow, i really, really like EadTaes's ideas on corvettes on page 4 ! I hope devs have been listening to him or that they have something even better in their game design because i will be quite disappointed if it is just a lighter, faster and harder to target version of frigates.
Only issue i have with EadTaes idea is i think it may become a pain to get the newly built corvettes to your capital ships : if you are on the offensive and your supply line is long, it may be a pain to rebuild those you lost. Contrary to frigates, you won't be able to order them to go around before them getting to the same grav well as their home capital ship, if i understood Ead right.
Which means that if they get ambushed by a few frigates on their trip or if the auto-travel system decide to make them go through enemy starbases or pirates planets, they are done. For the other ships (frigates, cruisers and caps), the fact that you can decide where you put your rally point or call your reinforcements back when ambushed make these issues avoidable.
So what about mobile dry dock ? They are like carriers, maybe even the new 6th capital ship or a titan and can carry and build corvettes. But, contrary to carriers, when they jump out, the corvettes can stay in the grav well if you didn't recall them before jumping and if the mobile dry-dock is destroyed, the corvettes still remain (contrary to strikecrafts). On the other hand, it would also mean that corvettes would not be able to phase jump by themselves.
What do you think ?