Had the first major combat encounter of my stay in W-space yesterday. We were clearing out some kind of Sleeper command center, when three strategic cruisers decloaked on grid. Being a bit rusty as an FC I ordered the fleet to bail out the second they showed up rather than taking a second to evaluate how things were going.
turns out, had I kept my head a bit better, we would have slaughtered them. As it was, we didn't lose anything. Most of the fleet got out, the stratcruisers tackled Bob and I in our Basilisks and we... proceeded to tank them. Almost effortlessly. If we'd kept the firepower and warp disruption on field, those would have been at least one dead Loki.
So, a mistake made and an opportunity missed, but not an expensive mistake. You have to relish the cases where you can learn something, painlessly.