Let me remind you this thread is about PIs, how do you find them "easily"?Neither, they are really easy to find on galmap. One of each within a jump or two of each engineer I've always found.
You know everything between birth and death is optional, so your argument is no argument, just a cheap excuse.I liked V1 since I got all the benefits and no downsides through never grinding at it, V2 is more convenient and has an easy to reach hard cap so its much better balanced. I can also switch experimentals whenever I feel like it now which is another huge bonus. Nothing to dislike from my perspective.
Nobodies forcing you to do the optional thing either way.