I do not disagree that Power Play is flawed, from the ground up, and in need of an overhaul that dwarfs Exploration and Engineering combined. That’s what I was aiming for with my proposal.[All of that.]
I don’t think it fair to say it’s been abandoned though. Elite is far from “complete”, but there is only so much that can be worked on at one time. I feel fairly confident Frontier wants to give Power Play the attention it deserves as well, when it is appropriate. Since we’re not privy to their thought processes or plans, we can’t but speculate when this will be or what it will entail, though I feel pretty certain whatever changes are made, it will not be exactly what either of us envision, but hopefully at least it will be something we can both agree is a vast improvement.
My thoughts on Space Politics could well be summarized by watching Dark Matter on Netflix. I happen to like a lot more intrigue and string-pulling from behind the behind the scenes than Rebellion vs. Empire pew-fest. Not that there isn’t a time and place for blowing things up, just that it should be the last option, not the first (or only).