Oh, but I can and do use it. But not constantly. Also with his fleet wiped out very very succesfully, I started spending attention elsewhere (after instructing my battleships to go down to meet his carriers).
I was just in time to pull my battleships away from a nuke that would hit. Out of the 4 (or 5, I forgot) surviving battleships, only 1 got hit by the first nuke, though I think some others got me (at least I'm sure for some of my carriers).
I just felt I had played better and more aggressively at the naval battle, so it was a "deserved win". Until the course was dramatically changed by fleet nuking, which I see as a somewhat feable last ditch effort (when nothing else is working). The fact he pulled it off and that it is a legitimate tactic was why I didn't even say a word about it to him, but I felt a little disappointed I'll admit. Still, it takes skill and good preparation, so in that respect, I'm in full admiration on how zjoere succeeded in changing the course of that naval battle
It's not because everyone agrees it's a valid tactic and can be used, that it gives as much satisfaction as winning a conventional navy battle.
I for example don't feel great if I win a naval battle by fleet nuking, and I notice quite different naval nuking tactics. There are the players who do it consistently and right away, and those who only seem to resort to it as a last ditch effort. It's the latter I feel is the most cheap. Be it as it may, this discussion has popped up over these boards a lot of times already and we all know what the general conscencus is.