Care bears that don’t interact much with the other players and primarily interact with NPCs, and don’t fund development of the game, are probably the least important class of players. They only consume server resources and provide little or no content for the other players of the game.
I’m not saying they have no value as even a little interaction with the market adds something to the universe of New Eden, and they are still a potential paying customer, but to claim they are somehow important and CCP should cater to them is a little rich. Their primary value to CCP is as a future customer, and if they just give them more things for free that decreases the chance they will convert them to paying customer.
Sure, there is a balance there where the alpha experience has to be interesting enough to showcase the game fairly, but it also can’t be to fulfilling or less players will upgrade to full subscribers. As was said the alpha clone is primarily a mechanism to give new players a peek at the game to see if they want to subscribe, and to make it easier for returning players to reconnect with the game. It was not designed with the goal of giving alphas access to everything, rather just a taste of everything the game has to offer without be overly exploitable by existing players.
Maybe the balance isn’t perfect, but no matter how much you give people are going to complain that you don’t give them more. I think the current restrictions are at least reasonable and see no reason why CCP change them unless their internal data is telling them something I don’t appreciate.