In the linked article, "A-Wings Suck", the author makes some fair points from a theatrical standpoint. The X-Wings destroyed the death star and are, overall, more iconic. The A-Wings claim to fame, in the original trilogy, was "destroying" the Executor. Why a starship the size of a small country does not have an auxiliary bridge is a topic for another discussion. With some exposure to the old EU, I also agree with the assessment of the type of pilots the A-Wings are depicted as having. I'll also expand on the one brief technical detail the author included. The A-Wing does come off as a fighter built to "match" the TIE fighters/Interceptors. In the second world war, the US didn't build Zeros to combat Zeros, they built Corsairs (X-Wings) and Thunderbolts (B-Wings).