Well, if the guides are good then the guides are good I guess. Thanks for the heads up tho', always good to know where information is coming from. In this case being SDC does at least suggest he knows what he's talking about when writing combat guides!Ryan's write-ups are indeed excellent. He is however SDC, which is an automatic flag for not trusted. I remember his write-ups being excellent during the lead-up to the Salomé event too.
The articles recommend http://edshipyard.net/ which is run by Harry Potter (yes, that Harry Potter). That too is an automatic flag for not trusted.
Whether commanders wish to entrust their stats to that site is up to them. I will only say that the EDCD do not sanction that site, and regard it as legally in violation of the licence of http://www.edshipyard.com/, and for that reason have banned Harry Potter from their Discord server.