We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
We only built three Seawolf subs, for the same reason, cost. The Virginia's are a lower cost (and less capable) alternative, and that's what we are building.
Considering the difficulties encountered in the first Ford class carrier (faulty catapults, faulty arresting gear, faulty elevators, faulty radar), the Navy may choose to go back to a modified Nimitz design. They ought to consider building QE II's. They'd get three times as many carriers and 50% more aircraft.