I would of thought that giving an Alpha pilot the taste of the a power mining barge can give would leave them wanting more … or at least mine the hell out of a belt to buy a plex. Mining in Eve has the been the back bone of the this game ( this is a game … right ? ) since day 1 … the only way to get a battle ship was the mine the roids and build it. So it still puzzles me that if a mission care-bear can pilot a battle ship into lvl3 then why not a mining care-bear a very humble mining barge into his shiny high sec belt.
Give us the tools to become great men/she-men and strip a mining belt of its bounty like gods. Behind every PvE warrior there is a miner trying to get out … there must be a secret closet miner-dev that can rally to our cause fight-the-good-fight to help us raise our heads high as we get high-sec ganked, not in a lowly friget, but like men.