Indeed, it’s probably much different to design a winning fleet when the ratio of points to pilots is between say, 400:1 to 1000:1 On the other hand, when it becomes 100:1 (battle one) or less, then a fleet has to be designed much differently. Fighters rule in those types of battles.
When each pilot is worth a decent frigate, or a cheap cruiser; that’s where it gets interesting. If you had say 50,000 points and 125 pilots, it would be a 400:1 point:pilot ratio. This way, you can field a handful of fighters, but not an overwhelming amount. You can field a swarm of frigates and know that you won’t have to deal with an insane number of fighters. Battles with this kind of point:pilot ratioing appear to be much more interesting than fighter-swarmfests.
When you open the floodgates on massed fighters, then cruiser designs change, and frigates are mostly thrown out the window.
So, the perfect fleet in a limited pilot challenge is probably much different from the perfect fleet in a fighter fest scenario.