nice try at derailing but thanks for the free bump.
Expensive pods = pods that contain clones that contain very expensive sets of implants.
To further illustrate my point however :
Less than 1 second align time. impossible to catch.
Unless getting really unlucky everything below 2s align time can dodge instalockers (at gate for exmaple) because of the server ticks.
The pod is IMPOSSIBLE to catch if people spam warp upon the destruction of their ship.
It is not balanced no matter how much you try to justify it and it is time to address the issue of the multibillion clone, sitting in the goo, mostly safely embedded and secure from anything other than stupidity and maybe a bit bad luck (the dude podding dudes in a thrasher all day in HS knows what I mean) to loose it.