I stumbled on this youtube video. While I am sure it will do nothing to calm the debate, and likely not many will even read this post, it does cover some of the reasons I don’t think clamoring to CCP to make a safer Eve is a good thing.
I think Eve, in a different way, teaches (probably by coincidence rather than intention) the same thing this video is trying to teach. Eve is a place where you can stand for your own values, and take risks to promote them. It’s a game that trains you to recognize what risks you can afford to take from ones you can’t. It’s a game that teaches you that one failure doesn’t have to be the end if you have the guts to get up and try again. We don’t have to settle for a safe, banal existence. We can instead live one that’s just reckless enough to be interesting and worthwhile.