You're missing the point.
Whether or not the missions are TOO HARD or TOO EASY doesn't matter. All things considering, they're much better than they were and require an investment in concentration (however much that is for each person). Cruisers and frigate damage is more appropriate, and fighters don't fly in front of you as if asking for a quick death.
Holding down the blasters button will not cut it anymore. And that, to me, is significantly important. Whether they're too easy or not is another topic.
They are still extremely boring and sit on a forced path. People have already created space bots for the new missions. Nothing has changed. Just another waste of time and resources.