On Reddit (you know, that site where devs really read and answer stuff) a long thread months ago highlighted how the problem was not ESF weapons, but the fact with 200 certs they became able to spot infantry from long distance without any counter. On the other hand Stealth makes aircraft uspottable and once again this has no counter. And btw since when Engagement Radar is built in EVERY SINGLE PILOT runs Stealth. You talk about awareness? When ESF can fly on small fights completely unspottable but can instead highlight every single target? Seriously? :| Could they fix this in other ways? Sure. Why didn't they do that? We should ask the mighty Wrel. I assume they just took the fastest way.