It would be just a good thing to get three of them back on service.
On the other hand, a ship is not just a hull: a naval ship is made of hundreds, if not thousands of subsystems.
If most of them are in a poor state, it could be just cheaper and more cost effective to build a new vessel from scratch than trying to restore and update an old hull with most of systems out of service.
As sad as it could seems, I think it will be more effective to save the present two operational Kirovs and use the third as a spare parts' source, than restoring a dilapidated vessel draining funds useful to build brand new ships.
IMHO, the focus should be to finalize and build a destroyer's size AAW ship, followed by a dedicated ASW variant of the same ship.
About the so called phobia for large ships, I think it's only generated by the uncertain state of priorities: granted the russian navy would receive the required funds both to invest in new ships and to maintain and support them, projects would be finalized and appear far less Sci-Fi than so far published renderings.