I agree with this entirely, even though we at iMU enjoy getting deep into the research of mining... I'd have been happy with 'Thargoid pest control costing a fortune, can't afford to pay for bulk'... Oh right... And been none the wise haha!I'm not always enamored with this games development. Once you start to dive deeper into understanding how something works, the less "magical" it becomes, and then you begin to find the idiosyncracies -- some you learn to live with, and others you call out in hopes of changing (insert analogy about a long-term relationships here, I guess). A model of an economic system that allows for me to ask and answer those questions above for myself isn't shabby gaming. It might not be everyone's idea of fun, but neither is searching for green gas giants, hauling a Cutter full of biowaste, or working for weeks to change a system's state.
I'm not always enamored, but I'm learning to be more appreciative of the work involved with building this "galaxy" and keeping it running, by both players and FDEV.
I can speak for 99% of the pe 2018 Q4 miners in saying... We're not that bothered by the change and we'll continue to mine. We got 120k at most and 42k at most before that... The year of big money was our boom state that lasted a decent while... The prices are still we worth mining for if you enjoy mining.
EDIT: When I say we're not that bothered, 'tis not entirely true. We are put out by the limited information for the change. The credits themselves are not an issue to us.