I live in the US and like most players I could not care less what time or day of the week the raids start. However, since so many US players felt slighted by the change to the start times, how about making raids like the FM, where it runs for a week and you can start it any time during that week you want, but once you start it you have 4 days (6 days for hull store raid) or less if you wait too long to begin. That way each player can choose to start at the time that best fits their schedule and no one gets their panties twisted.
The second thing I would suggest is to make all raids relay based so you don't have so much clutter on the map and can leave the U, T, and Parts targets active. That would stop players from wasting raid time searching the map for targets to hit. Simply click relay, pick the target you want to hit and go. In a perfect game world the locator would work correctly and not send you 3 sectors away for a target that you can find a drac base or 2 away if you look around, but BP is not a perfect game world. On that I think we can all agree.