There are whole regions of null with 2 (afk) people in certain timezones. On regular day most systems are empty or have limited activity (eyes or a random passing trough). Sure staging systems, dead-end pockets (the 2-3 systems at end), trade hubs and so on have very high player count but remaining 90% is heavily underutilized.
HS- mostly mission running, agents provide infinite missions so doesn’t matter if there is 1 or 100 people doing them from one station.
I’m for making some areas more unique, we certainly don’t need more space though. Not with current player numbers. above 100k logged-in average, maybe.
More systems wouldn’t make Jita less crowded or dangerous. Formula to calculate required ehp to be unprofitable for tornado gankers: (cargo value/100)*6000. If your ship takes longer than 10s to warp or it’s a somewhat lower sec. system, multiply result by two. happy new year