That's what I'm thinking as well. With its low base defenses, only need a couple shots with high PS ship with some sort of reposition action ability. Albeit, your high PS ship needs to survive to at least get 2 shots off, possibly more.
Also, with the popularity of the Phantom, it might be useful to build your own Phantom to counter a mirror match
. Really makes me question whether I should ever run a low PS Phantom. Also shows the importance of Stygium Particle Accelerator on the low PS ones. Cant easily get 1 shot if you have an evade token.
Blocking up spots to decloak isn't horrible either. If the Phantom goes in the rocks, it isn't all that difficult to force 1 decloak direction, even on Echo. The Phantom may just opt to stay cloaked, which isn't horrible.