Been here since 2009… Trust me, CCP has no plan. They just throw handfuls of wet noodles at the wall every few months… It seems like they implement the ones that fall to the floor as opposed to the ones that stick.
They are very anti-player, and seems that will never change. Ultimately, since the PA acquisition they have been gradually moving to a model where you will have to buy PLEX with RL$ to pay for things in order to just be moderately successful, including minerals, which are becoming rarer by the day.
This last CODE.-centric patch will make things even worse. Now a single Catalyst is capable of finishing a gank that used to take 2-3.
Who is going to stay around when T1 Cruisers are going for 75-100 Million ISK when bounties/rewards are not rising with the scarcity-idiocy?