Abyssal space was introduced as material sink to justify the incredible rewards. You can earn more isk per hour than a super cap at a fraction of the cost and in nearly risk free high sec. Just run them in a secluded system and at varying deep space bookmarks that you gained from missions or incursion sites. Do something to earn your incredible rewards instead of winging about totally avoidable losses.
Abyssal space was introduced as material
That I totally agree with. Abyssal instancing was a huge mistake that screwed up a lot of things, including your warped perception of how EVE is supposed to work.