While the tweaking of “where” resources are harvested is underway, it still seems that the exact location of harvested goods is less of a concern. This is mostly about ores, not minerals, and to a small extent Ice.
On the topic of moving things
Essentially, please ensure that current ice/ore compression rates are really adequate coupled with those mining changes. The mobility of compressed ores coupled with JF-logistics allows a well-organized group to more easily counteract the changes and their consequences, while the additional obstacles posed to the more casually-oriented seem heavy in comparison. While a non-factor for the competition between established groups (I’d assume), it poses a huge barrier of entry for freshmen.
I cannot say if JFs, compression or both are really an issue, but in combination, they apparently trivialize movement, with a pilot’s incompetence being the only liability.
An organized group outperforming a less competent, less numerous, or not as invested group is totally fine, but the effective difference regarding difficulty and effort required to move harvested materials to a hub should be checked.
A change like that is not unprecedented, I dimly recall a change to module reprocessing 5-6 years ago to avoid minerals being moved as modules.
Processed/Finished goods should be much smaller in their packaged state than the materials they’re made off, with compressed ore however, this does not seem to be the case.
I’m not invested in either mining or industry, so please excuse any misconceptions. The mobility of raw materials is just raising huge question marks when looked at from the outside.