Guys and Girls, Boys and Bratz,
Stop complaining about CPU/PG, 10% NPC tax or m³ … It is what it is… and it’s fine:
You don’t go with command center upgrades LVL2 on a gas giant, and you don’t install advanced processors on it…
Furtermore, you can pre-install everything, including links (PRESS CTRL WHILE CLICKING ON A STRUCTURE!)
after that, you can calculate how much heads you can fit, before you apply the installation and it costs you ISKies.
As so, you can decide if you want to use that infra on that planet.
If you want to extraxt from a node on the other side of the planet, and the link costs more then a storage facility, then put a storage facitlity! When its full just delete your heads, put your link, move the stuff, delete the link, redo the heads. If its more then the heads, put another storage in between, and link them separatly
I have never replaced my entire infra, just the extractor as above, and make GOOD profit out of it.
All of that comes to the point: some mats are more difficult to extract, so they are more expensive. The more expensive, the more profit you can make according to your market skills (inc. your RL understanding of marketing).
SO that includes calculating install costs, extractor replacement costs, Custom office costs (incl tax), broker fee and market tax. all this is a money sink so that PI will not become 0.001 isk worth.
If you’re break-even or loose isk: find another product that is easier to make… it’s that simple!
If you nerve it so that gas CC’s have more PG/CPU… well, why don’t you ask that all mats are available on 1 planet, with one button “put isk in walletZ now!”
Thus, “templates”, “snap-on-grid”,… it only save you clicks ONE TIME during install, not in life time…
So to feedback on topic: “save clicks”, it is only in the extractor, and the Warp To / Access customs office,
all the rest are just fancy nerfs that does not do anything except less face-palm’s when you realize you didn’t route materials.