In the ship builder, when you go to select a slot to fill, you get your list of tech for that type of slot. Since everything is currently based on ship types, there is no good reason for me to see Assault items when i am building a Siege ship if i cant use it on that ship in the first place. It only takes up space and makes finding things more difficult. Having these items in no discernable order can also make looking for a particular item more of a hassle than it could and should be.
I propose cleaning up the armor/weapon/specials by just not showing un-equipable items instead of the current grayed out icon.
I would also like to propose having some order to the items in these tabs by arranging them starting at highest tier first all the way down to lowest tier.