I just bought Shadows, never played before, and am trying to work my way up the learning curve.
Could someone explain what the practical difference is, if any, between Destroyers, Escorts and Frigates? I haven't checked super carefully, but it seems so far that I can make designs for all three ships with exactly the same components. If I do this are the these ships effectively identical, or are they different in some way besides name? (e.g., bonuses to certain modules, cost, etc).