Engines and stuff are fine but can you PLEASE stop buffing the weapons and shield upgrades?! The power creep is too damn real. The effectiveness and time-to-kill gap between stock A-rated and even minimally engineered is already ridiculous as it is. Before engineers if you wanted to compete in PVP all you needed was the money and the skill. Now there's an additional grind wall to overcome to even get to entry level, and quickly swapping around different loadouts to see what works best for you is discouraged because you have to grind the mats for all of those upgrades too.
Just admit this thing was , grow a pair and tear it down so you can build it properly from the ground up. No grandfathering godrolls or buffing new rolls to compete with them, no more bloody RNGs, no more back and forth across the galaxy just to get all your lasers the right colour. Just user-definable tweaks that give small bonuses and small drawbacks to accentuate a ship's existing strengths or mitigate its weaknesses, one or the other, not both. God, how many times do we have to say this.
"Creep" is hardly the correct word anymore... Now you can have fully MC ships for example (Cutter, Anaconda, Corvette...) with all MCs 75% OC. Kind of crazy.