When bad things happen, organizations either rise to the occasion or they disintegrate.
No doubt, the CNR loss was a bad thing. The opportunity existed for Uni to fracture, to lose focus and effectiveness. The CNR loss was a pivotal moment. What happened was very interesting:
Kills/Losses Exchange Ratio
32/84 -2.62 (We were losing 2.62 ships for every ship we shot down)
71/49 +1.45 (We were shooting down 1.45 ships for every ship we lost)
There are many reasons for this remarkable turnaround, and I'm sure that those tactical observations & lessons will be posted on the Uni internal forums, but the overarching point is simply this:
We could have quit.
Many thought we should and would.