Is this not how it should be? I sure wouldn’t want to live my life relying on others to keep me safe at all times. A guy smarter than all of us wrote a very interesting essay once called Self Reliance. It’s pretty informative. People would do well to read it.
I have recently come back to Eve after several years absence, so long that in fact I have no remembrance of my last character’s name, much less the info to log back into him; however, I intend to play now as I did back then–mainly as an industrial/mining character with no real interest at all in pvp. I do realize though, that pvp is absolutely a core component of the game and I have to “keep my head on a swivel” anytime I’m bebopping around in space. To play with any other expectation from the game is ridiculous.