Yeah, but people buzzing around in silly vehicles or placing themselves into carbonite nearby for no reason does affect the immersion factor.
And why is YOUR immersion factor so much more important than everyone elses?
What's wrong with the chair and the carbonite pod being restricted to the ship is that they'd be used like... once
this stuff being usable EVERYWHERE is a fun status symbol. This game ISN'T Skyrim, it's an mmo. Funny animations, jokes in the social areas and amusing animations in the main faction bases. Social items have been a part of MMO's since the genre began - and if you think the ES mmo won't have social items you're mistaken.
I'm sorry my chair is flying through YOUR game, but as a subscriber you are SHARING this game with everyone else