For me and for many other people Syndicate is a very special region, with its particular geography its the perfect place for many small groups to make a foothold on 0.0 and start maturing into pvp. With many low-sec entrances its very hard to block, so the stronger groups cant purge smaller groups from their place, and with defensible pockets of all sizes it can be home for small corporations and even small alliances. I believe that Syndicate is among the best kindergarten of 0.0 pvp corporations where they can organize themselves , train FC and gain numbers, and that a healthy region has an oversized effect in the game, as this groups move from it to sov wars.
There are countless examples of corporations that started in Syndicate, the most notorious being the Goons. Most people who had been around eve for a while, have lived at least for a while there. I will leave this link where you can read more about the region itself:
The problem with Syndicate is that right now is almost desert. And there is a reason for it.
There is no reason to live there. Does CCP expect people to live in high sec and then move to Syndicate for pvp?. Every region of EVE is better to do a living. Including High Sec. It happens to many 0.0 npc when compared to sov null, but curse has Serpentis and Angel Missions, Pure blind has Mordus and Sisters, even Stain has a reason to live there, even if its not very good, In the form of the Shansha Loyalty shop.
In Syndicate the Intaki syndicate, with had perhaps the worst loyalty store in eve, and mostly quafe, wich you can run in High sec and has its loyalty shop flooded by Factional Warfare. No sov upgrades for ratting, not very good mining, nothing.
I propose: GIVE SOMETHING UNIQUE to Syndicate.
Perhaps something to the Intaki sindicate shop that people want to use (I have quafe agents BTW, so no self interest here).
Perhaps you can make it a null factional warfare region, after all Orvolle is a FW hub.
Perhaps some kind of anomaly for gas mining,
whatever you want…