Ok, well, I do need help crewing mine... and I did really want a Retaliator. If it weren't for the crew count needed for the Retaliator I would've added that. Easily my favorite looking ship so far. That Gladiator is pretty sweet looking looking. After seeing it in the hangar, I'm kicking myself for not getting on during the Anniversary sale.
There is the ability to man your unmanned positions with NPC, unless I misread the various threads, so, in theory you can fly a multi-crew solo, right?