the custodian is a good ship... but gravitic hook is very very limiting to the choices of ships i can field as it automatically brings wardens instead of escorts of my choosing... and overall the strength of the custodian doesnt make up for the inefficiency of gravitic hook...

https://forums.focus-home.com/topic/35661/tau-protector-emissary-bor-kan-cost-situation

after all the custodian is not comparable to 2x protectors + 3 wardens...further aggravating the situation... the best course of action is to create a version of the custodian that didnt bring the wardens...