Me neither. Which is one reason holding me back from mining again in LS. That and the fact I wouldn’t be using an orca or hulk. Compression is a seductive counter to this.
Yup, I believe that too.
Maybe. But so what? From my (admittedly selfish) perspective, compression would be enough justification to both go back into riskier space and to mine sub-optimally. I would earn less isk/hr but also have more fun. I know that from experience. I rather suspect CCP would like that too.
You will change the balance. I agree. This also seems to be CCP’s intent with all its mucking about. Whether compression in particular would be an “off-kilter” change would just have to be tested.
However. The “need” for balancing changes strikes me as moot. Without knowing previous cause & effects, after Fortress Wars, not all my local R64 moons kept their structures. But the vast majority did. These moons are currently mined using rorquals. By the owners, not by the renters (trust being hard to come by in LS). The point is, the ability for me or even a Giddy-led group, to impact on existing rorqual and structure owners is low. For one, they are currently mining different, non compressible ores. Ironically. Two, they already have that infrastructure in place, so they have just been handed a huge bonanza by being gifted regionally limited ore. Ore which is compressible and in space volumes where they currently have few if any existing constraints. Remembering tho that they previously had vast quantities of higher grade arkonor, bistot etc from these moons and I never saw them touch it. Ever.
If existing residents do tho choose to switch to belts, but then also ended up with me as competition due to compression, they would just laugh. Laugh, I tells ya, 'cause being LS pirates is their day job, not this pansy, mining malarkey. Even if people like me and you then worked out how to farm empty border systems, I guarantee they wouldn’t stay un-visited for long. Which is also CCP’s intent.