Are you referring to the Triglavian gate and station camps? Or just high level NPC’s in general?
For me, and yes, sometimes they have made me pretty angry, they present a challenge that gives me something to work towards. As it stands right now forward operating base rats, diamond rats at astroid belts, and the bulk of the Triglavian stuff is beyond my ability (I had just gotten to the point where, with some difficulty, I could solo Emerging Conduits when they were removed much to my distress). I want to be able to stand and fight these fleets, and at some point I will, and that, that one bit of knowledge makes me like them being around.
Do I think the instalock-instakill Triglavian camps were a bit heavy handed on CCP’s part? Sure, but I learned to deal with them and then they got nerfed.
If I’m lucky they will still be around by the time I know more and have the skills to stomp on them.
I also have it in for the Drifters, so far though they crush me like a grape every time I take a stab at them, this makes them another goal of mine.
And then there’s the Blue Donut. Someday I’m going to eat that donut even if I get food poisoning.
All of these things belong in Eve I think, we cant just get killed by other players, there has to be a mixture of threats of all kinds. On this I think that some objects should be dangerous, astroids are a good example. They should move and colliding with them should cause damage. Mining them should make them become unstable and break apart if you aren’t careful and the chunks should also cause damage. This would have the added benefit of making mining more fun and much more interactive. There’s a lot of things that could be done to make space itself more exciting, but anything like that will make the usual suspects go apeshit and demand CCP “fix” it for them so they can be safe.
You might have guessed from all this that I don’t like being safe, I like the rush of knowing that anything I do could have dire consequences, or huge rewards.
I suppose my attitude will piss off the garage milksop but that’s life, space is dangerous and that’s just how it is.