I don’t think he’s quitting. As far as I understand it, he’s abandoning his “Eve-ly” possessions in order walk New Eden, like Kane in Kung Fu. You know, travel from place to place, meet people, get into adventures.
No, no. You can do it. Not counting sub/MPCT costs, I’ve been isk positive on different characters doing different forms of PvP (i.e. ganking, sov warfare, structure bashing). Moreover, I understand how the grind can be a downward spiral (grind → reinvest to increase efficiency → grind more to recoup investment → reinvest/invest → grind even more).
The idea that you need to grind in order to buy ships for fun is a myth. If you don’t want to grind anymore, then don’t. Of course, biomassing a toon is a bit extreme. But if that’s what you have to do in order to walk away from the endless grind, then I say go for it.
Nowhere I’ve implied grinding and if you recall my posts I am the polar opposite if anything, just noted the mere fact that there are more ways to play the game than grinding.
Though destroying everything and starting from zero is not sure the best way to approach things if he hates grinding as that is exactly what it will feel like to achieve anything.
By the way I’ve started from zero myself and worked my way up and it was a nice journey and can see some relive that even myself and if one enjoys that then all good just and also like how I can’t stand mining myself if one enjoys doing it then I have no issue them having fun differently than I do either.
However OP’s case is entirely different imo because he hates grinding and working your way up to whatever playstyle especially after you had wealth of any kind will be utterly more painful with that mindset than just starting the first time let alone with a different mindset.
So basically wrote the same thing you mention if I understand your post correctly (though didn’t read it all just rushed through it) that do whatever you enjoy just OP seem to chosen the worst way possible to approach the situation and I have the suspicion his selected solution will just back fire at him instead of help. Just my observation.
Btw speaking of corvettes and cheap ships and hisec and non-grindy earning good amount of ISK…
Those were two prevented attempts while the rest dozens or so others were successful even with an unmodified rookie corvette.