I would not care what sytem any person I play uses, popsicle sticks, litko plastic, Gale force nine, whatever.
On my smallest ships, I just pick them up. Things like the australians, like sydney, I take a black magic marker, and write it out. Especially those minis where they put ONLY the set numbers on them… I write it out. So that some of my planes say “BETTY” on the bottom of the clear stand. USSTaylor, USS Montpelier, same deal.
I arrange my cards in the backfield to represent what is what ahead of me.
CV + DD + DE, three card stack on the left, matches the ships 2 spaces out on the left. If they cross to the right, the stack of card crosses, staying in front of me. Just as a roungh reminder.
Tournament play? I don’t do tournaments. I do demo games with a lot of fluff and glitz, and my bud vs. me.
I wouldn’t care.