Sometimes Powers want a system unfavorable because they want to ditch it. Hopefully FD will enact Sandros changes in this regard, because it will reduce a Powers BGS footprint by about 9/10ths and avoid an ever increasing problem of escalating PMF numbers. I have fond memories of yet another new PMF popping up and facepalming at the gov choice.Yeah, I've flipped systems where the local powerplayers didn't have any favourable governments at all. I even considered approaching them for help flipping another system - not because I wanted it, I just wanted the government to be literally anyone that wasn't present in my system since I was having trouble with people bounty hunting there and cashing them in mine. I was prepared to return the favour by flipping some of the unfavourable governments in the sphere to favourable ones.