I miss it as well. I came back after a three month break to see what has changed and it's even slower. I admit I perfered ground PvP to space (mostly because I'm pretty damned good at it) but it seems like they are slowly starting to slow down ground PvP as well. No firing while rolling. Maybe a dps nerf to tac officers.
I wasn't aware of the directive given to Snix to "slow down the game becuase people can't hang." That's very disheartening to hear because honestly, PvP is all this game had going for it. Everything on the PvE side is so unpolished (mostly due to time constraints) that it's more tedious than fun. PvP was at least FUN, even if it wasn't perfect.
Oh well, hope to run into a few of you who knew what you were doing before my sub runs out again.