Yesterday, I was able to start flying it. The Dominix is a drone boat and a battleship. I didn't buy it for its personal firepower, I got it as a drone boat for logistic support in the level 4 missions that I do with my corp and friends.
Being able to get into a ship and move it around on Eve does not mean that you can fly it or fly it well. A well skilled player in a much smaller ship will destroy a newbie like me in a big ass ship like the Domi. However, I'm not trying to kill other people and I use it for a particular type of group play right now. Therefore I am fine with my choice.
The nullsec players that I met scolded me for rushing. They said I need to stick with frigates and fly them until I can fly them perfectly (meaning tech 2 weapons and tech 3 ships) and then I can move up to the next class.
I can see the point of this opinion. However, I have several different styles of game play. I have my solo play, my play with my friends who are about the same game age as me, my play with my experienced corp mate and my game play in low sec with my pirate. I use different ships for all of these tasks. I am not a bad ass in any of these ships but they all have differences.
So, after I picked and chose and hoped for the best we set out to go and play a little and do some shake downs.
It is a nice ship.
My salvaging abilities as I duel box are getting a bit better. The Noctis is an amazing ship. I am salvaging my level 3's and the level 4's. When I work as a group it is split. When I work alone its all mine. Tasty, tasty salvage has really been doubling and tripling what I bring in. I rarely bring in less then a mill from a mission with a lot of things to shoot.
I also had a container full of salvage I had forgotten about. I got it off of my pirate's level 4's right before I went on vacation. He burns through the missions and I salvage them. It is a lovely combo and it brings me serious cash. He did about 4 or 5 missions that night. I salvaged most of them and wound up with about 27 million. For me, that is good money. Now, when I salvage his level 5 missions I wind up with that much off of one or two. However, those are in low sec and a bit more dangerous of an undertaking.
I do not use my Noctis. I use a Catalyst. It is fast, it is agile, and it is cheap to replace.