I don't understand one thing, one crucial thing.
The aurora class ships use drones don't they?
Doesn't drones ignore shields? As seen in lost city?
Given that they had 30 ships, no matter how good our weapons was... shouldn't the replicators have been able to kill A LOT of the attacking ships?
On a side note: Is it spelled Ronon or Ronan, the smiley says Ronan. And then Ronon when you hold over it -.-