Quite the opposite OP. We have so many guys on in the evenings we have to run multiple teams during the fleet marks and reputation bonus events. The projects are filling faster because the DOFFs are easier to buy too. I usually personally have a couple thousand fleet marks waiting to be put in but I let my guys offload thiers first. Very busy and tons of fun.
Sadly, our fleet of around ~10 has started to grind to a halt. We were relying on the daily Foundry mission for Fleet Marks. We just can't play those Fleet mark missions anymore, they're so boring to do over and over again. But when you need 900 marks per project that's an hour+ worth of work for a group of 5 (if its during bonus time).
We don't mind if the base takes awhile to get to Tier 4 but even if we do this EVERY day it's going to take 2 months to get one area to T4. So 6 months to get them all. And then we'll need another 150k XP each group to get to T5. That's 18 months. Of running Fleet mark missions for an hour, every day. Every day we don't do it is another day to completion. And it's already going to take two years.
We've all but given up. The path ahead is just to daunting.