The ASBs might prove interesting in 12-mans anyways. It's telling that most of the Sleipnir+Scimi setups had Sleipnirs fitting them anyways -- even with a Scimi, the ability to burst tank with them (or to keep tanking if your Scimi gets jammed/damped) is really nice.
It's not going to be 100% mandatory the way it has been in 6-mans, though.
Put it this way: My Curse on day 4 had an ASB fitted, in order to ensure that it could stay alive versus kiting Tengus. Speaking as a regular TQ Curse pilot, that shit hurts my soul.