I love capitals. Just love them. Getting into one, seeing that huge ship and knowing deep inside is a tiny pod controlling it all. Capitals are also very powerful ships within their roles that can speed up tedious tasks like pos bashing, structure grinding as well as tip the balance of an even battle.
Though the bittervets and nay-sayers of the EVE community complained about caps being less useful and therefore less used post-Phoebe the opposite has been true. As reported on TMC or Evenews24 there has never been more supers killed or more capitals used by smaller groups. Triage carriers are used everywhere and dreads dropped to kill or be killed continously across New Eden. And the groups doing so are not only NC., PL, CFC, etc.
Triage carriers have become normal on grid to strengthen logistics capabilities. With over a million EHP and 1500 hp pr 5 seconds they can swing a battle from loss to win. Equally often the opposing side will drop dreads to kill the carriers well knowing their dreads might not survive the counter-escalation. I have been a cap pilot with my first Thanny hitting the field in 2009 and this development makes me look at the future of EVE very positively. CCP nailed it with this one.
Capitals are now more than ever the big ships that can turn a battle, be fun to fly and not getting hotdropped by all the super-powers of New Eden. Truly looking forward to continue using my caps in New Eden.