I don't mind the downtimes myself either, but the "unexpected downtimes" do get annoying when they're happening every hour on the hour - especially when you're in the middle of doing something that costs credits or whatever, and when the game comes back up, you lost the credits, etc. but the changes you made are lost too. Annoying to customize a ship, lose the money/merits and have the customization be gone too.
Not one to complain like alot of the 12 years olds on here, just getting a little annoyed with all the downtime. looking forward to the server coming back up so i can finish a couple more missions to get my tier 3 ship