With things the way they are it is most definitely a problem, I'm not going to argue with you on that. I'd take for the issue with spawning though before worrying too much about power levels being at zero. When things work like they should, no power and lost crew make sense on respawn. Truth be told though, if the spawn is camped like it can be lately, full power isn't going to make all that much difference anyway.
Of course, that, as I said, is my opinion on the matter when things work, lol.