My 2isk on this is …well…this: Im in a corp, but they are based far away so there is not much gang/fleet activity. So I mostly PI and belt rat… however I love scanning and mining the occasional gas site that shows up in my LS const. I can roll up on a Helix Nebula and if Im a little lucky, can suck it up with my 2nd toon and bag 250M in an hour or so. It is a solo strategy Ive settled in to and it works nicely.
My “yeah-but” to this is, I often have an urgent “get what I can and get out” thing going and not leaving anything behind for locals (non corp) folks works to a “scorched earth” kind of play. so T2 scoops/harvesters are a regular option for me