I want to know what the purpose of crafting is with this change. If anything prior to this announcement people were clamoring for more crafting love, and instead we get outright hate? I don't understand. Take crafting out of the game if there's no point to it. There is absolutely no point in having a crafting skill other than Cybertech for grenades and Biochem for adrenals / stims.
Just take it out if you hate it so much and make space combat better. Or if people start asking for better space combat are you going to turn it into Asteroids?