This was for the most part an interesting read. My standpoint is to hell with PvP. I have never cared for it nor will I ever care for it as long as it may result in me losing hard earned items. PvP should be completely optional, which space currently isn't (my opinion!). If there were safe routes I, and possibly more players, would travel between planets more. In response to pirates lurking near SS for success all I have to say is: COWARDS!