Anyone working at CCP a few years back during the “Gong” show debacle, should have realized the reception this red dot would receive from the player base.
The fact the red dot was introduced into the game displays, yet again, how out of touch some members of CCP truly are with their paying customers.
Since this was implemented, without an option to disconnect it at the player’s discretion, I can only conclude it was a waste of developer’s time; and, has in turn developed into something of a public relations disaster, exacerbating the strained feeling between CCP and the player base due to the severity, and lack of communication on CCP’s part initially, of the DDOS’s attacks.
This “improvement” was poorly thought out, poorly designed, and poorly timed.
It has passed beyond complaint into into anger, rejection, jokes, and no doubt in EVE history will live on in jocular infamy, much like the “Gong”. Do not take this later state in a complimentary fashion, as it is a rebuke of this “design” decision.
If you cannot kill it, tell the player base why, and write and introduce code that will allow each individual character the option of disabling it.