I posted similar thoughts about structures on the old forums and on Reddit. I know it’s on the CSM radar as well, so that’s good. I’m convinced they will make a strong case for changes during the summit.
The one thing that needs to be addressed most of all is how easy it is to set up invulnerable safe houses absolutely everywhere. Medium structures are too easy/too cheap for all the benefits they provide right now.
An unfueled Raitaru costs 600m and, if onlined, can provide a 100% safe staging area for at least a week. Astrahus’ have the same problem. What’s currently happening in the north is a good example of how terrible these mechanics are.
Medium structures should be more similar to current POS mechanics and should have MORE vulnerability hours, not less, than large and extra large structures. Their timers need to be shorter and their damage cap needs to be higher.
Most importantly, having no fuel in a structure should have serious consequences for its services. No tether, no guns, no shield timer (or even no timer at all). Unattended structures should be quick and easy to blow up.
That’s my 2 cents in a nutshell. I’m sure the CSM will argue a good case though. Hopefully CCP will make changes relatively soon after the summit, though I expect that any major structure changes will be rolled out together with the refineries or the outpost transition.