Originally Posted by CMDR Zadian Lichtfrost View Post (Source)
To the OP:
Small sized ships are "dead". Medium sized ships are the new "small".
This is the most on-point comment (okay, one of a couple) made here in months.
Small ships are dead, gameplay-wise, serving no purpose other then a personal “fun factor” or “odd” preference.
And, as a ship junky and Cobra fan, this is a shame. Why there are not, in the big wide galaxy, small pad only locations is beyond me.

EDIT: Didnt read whole thread so I am sure I am not saying anything new.
Stopped after reading the above post as, until FDev does something, it pretty much sums it up.