We know and you know THEY know, that Kixeye are losing players/revenue to SNIPERs. Some might argue that they make money off of sniping, but I'll bet it isn't nearly as much as they are losing when a player quits because they can't now pay for the ever increasing repairs required to just do basic chores because their chore fleet was sniped.
Kixeye. You set a precedent when you decided to stifle players creativity and ingenuity, by dictating what hulls could hit what kinds of targets (PvP and PvE). Now is the time to take that a step further by making chore fleets off-limits to PvP.