Is that actually true though? I agree with Snipa, if you were going to take an Advanced its an upgrade worth taking. Otherwise, its costly.
Speed 2 lets you jump far enough away to bomb a ship, unless they have chosen to saturate the area with squadrons. And if they have done that no ammount of intel will help. At which point, speed 2 lets you gang up on single squadrons at a time. Its what Broba did, prevented me from getting to his corvette, but all that achieved was letting me hit each xwing 1 at a time.