In the past you could offset the periodic mission running in area 1 by running at least 1 or 2 story line missions in the other area. Once you had finished that activity, you could go back to area one. I made sure that I always rejected the major impacting missions when leaning up to the story line big payout. No big issue if I receive a 4 hr time because I declined those type of missions.
Now that there has been a significant increase in normal race base faction story line missions the damage you generate in other areas becomes harder and harder to repair. I am not sure if I can repair high standings in all races without stopping 100% missing running and doing the slow repair jobs of running the arc mission every 6 months.
The impact is not to just SOE, but that is the best payout for mission running when you look at LP for income payout. I rise my standings for the normal tax rate benefits for sales, mfg support and PI.
Storyline missions use to provide a good payout in isk or hardware (implants) that made them fun to run.