Pardon the interruption into your pity party here but.
It is CCP’s game, if they want to stealth nerf / buf that is there prerogative, if you do not like it then leave and on the way out may I suggest you send your stuff to The Magic School Bus initiative so it can go to deserving new players.
EvE is supposed to be about friends at least that is what everyone tells us, yet here you are complaining that you need to have friends to run some of these missions. NO I do not care that you USED to be able to do them solo but you cannot run them solo now.
The burner missions have always been overpaid (ISK and LP) for the difficulty level so it is good to see CCP finally change them, although I would have preferred they simply reduce the ISK / LP payouts.
Everyone complains about the boring repetitive nature of missions, and now that CCP has done something to remove a portion of that boring and repetitive aspect here you are complaining about that.
NO CCP is not required to notify us via the dev blogs or other channels of changes they make to their game.
Yes these changes have affected me, my mission character lost a ship because of them. The difference between us is that I accept that CCP has the right to change their game however and whenever they want, they have no requirement to notify us of those changes, that and instead of coming here and crying over the loss and demanding that CCP change I simply pick up, learn from it and move on.
Yes I do wish they would add some stealth changes to all level 4 and up PvE content, and I wish they would make changes on a routine basis so players could not run them afk in the same cookie cutter fits they have been using since the dawn of time.
In the end one of the most basic aspects of EvE seems to apply here. Do not fly what you cannot afford to lose because you will lose it at some point.