This is a GOOD thing for pvp!
Now people who are more casual and spent points on ground and space before can play PVP and not get walked all over without having to have a space dedicated toon.
More people playing PVP is good! Don't whine because you won't be up against people who did not space spec only and you could walk all over them.
This makes pvp much more casual friendly and evens the field quite nicely!
No, it's just one less excuse for causal players when they get roflstomped in the arenas again and again.
PvP is decided by (in that order)
Choice of ship / BO skills
One might argue about the importance of certain gear, of course, but that's not the point.
Some guys calculated the effective loss in space skill points is about 8%. It won't have any real influence in anyone's PvP performance.