To each his own I guess. The current Galaxy vs the current KEV is partly a matter of taste, but when I think of “which ship is better” comparisons, I’ll normally give a little more merit to the one that can survive the longest and accumulate the most gold over time.
The Galaxy’s longer cloak, mines, and efficient warp cost make it a clear winner in terms of defensiveness and survivability. If you’re playing it correctly, you should almost always be within cloak range of a starbase, which is considerably farther for a Galaxy than it is for a KEV.
The KEV’s 50-second cloak will get worn down by a faster ship or a team more often that of the Galaxy’s. Tell me, what’s the highest-ranking KEV in Delta, and what’s the highest-ranking Galaxy?