Bit of background: ive played every raid for many many years and always hit top tier targets and got basically every prize. The last 2 raids are the first time ive just not bothered to play. The level of coin for fun has become phenomenal, mostly due to upgrades taking up so much shipyard time you just cant get builds out fast enough.
We used to be able to build a fleet (80-100% complete) before a raid cycle started with tokens and a little extra coin if needed. then we had 3 raid where you could use that fleet in the top tier target, or if your fleet wasnt quite ready there was 2 subsequent tiers of targets for you, you could still use the new hulls you had been building.
Now you need to massively coin all 4 hulls plus a flagship, upgrade each hull through its U/X upgrades otherwise hitting the only available targets is essentially pointless. then you get 2 raids to play with them. if you do not get the whole fleet ready there is no lower tier targets for you to hit, hence no fun playing with your new toys.
Kix you really need to remove the upgrades from the shipyard, move them to the retrofit lab and make it (without extending upgrade duration) an upgrade for the blueprint NOT individual hulls. Then give us a 2nd or 3rd tier of targets to use our new hulls in. Im convinced its just lazy designing giving us 1 new top tier then throwing old raid targets from previous cycles in the mix.
Im sure theres many moderate coiners like myself that would actually start spending again if there was something out there for us without breaking the bank to get a constant barrage of limited prizes.