In null, they are nothing more than a nuisance to a corp. When settling into a null system, you have to install a TCU, IHUB, then bash whatever POCOs (boring) were left behind by the previous occupants. How would null sec feel about planetary offices being neutral invincible persistent structures that pay out the tax to whoever owns sovereignty (i.e. the IHUB) in that system?
In high sec systems, whoever can be bothered to pay the 100 m ISK per week and sit there for hours bashing a POCO gets to install their own and then gets the protection of CONCORD. This isn’t exactly stimulating or rewarding gameplay. High sec customs offices should instead become an ISK sink where the taxes disappear.
Is it time to rethink how POCOs work?