Eh, Hilmar needs to be in EVE, then.
He’s not a game designer and his record as corporate leader is sparse. Let’s see… EVE was started and designed by other people, and from the time he’s been CEO essentially every other project CCP has undertaken has failed or gone by the wayside. “Failure should have consequences”, indeed!
CCP/Hilmar has this deluded focus that destruction, consequences and risk of loss are the core drivers of EVE. While they are certainly elements of the attraction of EVE to some portions of the player base, they aren’t the core or even essential driver of EVE.
Those are all side-effects of the actual driver, which is “players engaging against other players in ways that interest, challenge and reward them”. Destruction for the sake of destruction is a fools game that will only lead to even less player interest in EVE than is already the case.
Now if CCP focused on making players engaging with other players more interesting and more engaging and more accessible, they’d be on to something. As it is, they’re just pulling a poorly-conceived notion from almost 20 years ago out of their butts and trying to revive a tired game with a design focus that was outmoded a decade ago.